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Multi-track videos...........any ideas how to do it ?

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sheraton    20

How'do folks ;)

Multi-track videos - i was just thinkin about, how this would/could be done....... :dunno::confused: ..........i couldn't think of a way i could do it...

is there any way of doing it without specialist software ? i.e - any way of doing it using standard video software ?

if not any recommendations of software ?

just to be clear ;) - i'm sure i could record 2 videos and merge them, then spend a while trying to sync them perfectly.

but i was thinkin of how it could be recorded - like i would on my Multi-track audio recorder - record one video, then overdub another couple, without having to try and then sync them together..........does that make sense???? lol

Paul..............

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scotty_b    16

Cool

I did this in Final Cut Pro but I think you could achieve the same results with most video editing software. I just filmed myself recording a couple of different takes into Cubase, then replaced the audio on the video with the stereo mix from Cubase. I found some setting in FCP that allowed me to overlay the guitars and then exported it.

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sheraton    20

oh Cool Scotty, nice video and nice playing ;) i watched it on youtube, didn't realise it was your vid tho :thumbup1:

i have cubase5 and some standard video editing software, and i have a thing to connect my video camera to my laptop.....i'll try connecting it up and opening cubase and see what options i get etc....

did you have to sync the tracks ? or did you replace the tracks with a non-video take ?

cheers....

Paul....

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scotty_b    16

Hi Paul

Before I started playing anything I hit the strings percussively a few times to give me something to line up the wave forms easily. I then lined up the two video files using the wave forms and once happy that I had those in place I dropped the audio from Cubase in and silenced the video cam audio.

Hope that makes sense.

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sheraton    20

oh aye, i see what you did now ;)

i have a usb cable thing to connect my camera to my laptop, and plug the yellow video connector from camera, but the red and white audio connectors from my 8-track so i get video with either direct(amp sim) or mic'd amp audio, and it's sync'd as it records...

i haven't tried recording video with cubase yet, but i'm presuming then, i'd be able to just record 2 or more video(with audio) takes in cubase, and mix them like you would an audio recording ???? i.e volume, panning etc....and also have options for video display, all on screen at the same time, or mix different tracks to full screen at different points etc...

i'll have a wee look and check it out later ;)

cheers Scotty.....

Paul....

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sheraton    20

ok, i checked that................doesn't work, cubase doesn't recognise a camera to capture video......so i would have to capture seperate videos, and sync them manually

i can see why you done it that way Scotty ;)

i was hoping to be able to do more than two tracks, and have the full backing of a song, so i'm not sure that method would work easily enough for me...

i'd like to be able to record each successive track while playing to the previously recorded tracks - like you would on a multi-track recorder

lol.........do i keep saying the same thing with different words......lol........i'm confusing myself, trying to think of the possible connections i have, and software i have to use......... :dunno:

Paul.......

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hearinvoices    12

Paul I'm not sure if this is gonna help or not but....couldn't you set up your camera to record the video and play the music into the 8 track recorder. Record the first guitar part and then stop. Then video the second guitar part while playing with the first recording and recording second guitar on 8 track. Then edit your two audio recording (pan ect.) and master them together and put them in the audio of your video program. Then it should be pretty easy to sync up the two videos to the music from there. A little trimming here and there should be all you need to do.

Johnny

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