Tag The Avid Assistant Editor’s Handbook
No, unfortunately you can’t. The premise of multigrouping is to take the footage of multiple cameras and link them together so that they can be viewed simultaneously. Your best bet would be to string all the clips out into a sequence because all of the clips would be in the same location (like a multigroup)
Unfortunately, there isn’t a way to lock the cameras to specific quadrants and believe me, I wish that there were! I’ve known some people to have “filler” clips/picts that “hold” the A, B, or C spot until that camera comes back on. However, as you can imagine, it is a lot more work. For the
Autosequence automatically takes clips and puts them into a sequence at the timecode associated with the clips. Removing the black (filler) from the sequence would move the clips from their correct timecodes. A better solution might be to select all of the clips in the bin and drag them to the timeline window. In this
The Avid Fast Menu between the Splice-in and Overwrite buttons gives you access to the Tool Palette which has some handy functions while editing. (You can also access the Tool Palette via the Fast Menus above the Source and Record monitors.) You can change the functions and buttons on the Tool Palette by dragging it
When you multigroup clips that have a different number of audio tracks, Avid groups them and those groups will contain all of the audio tracks associated with the master clip. It can be a bit disconcerting to see a multigroup that has audio tracks that fluctuate from group to group but don’t worry, Avid will
You can remove locators from the timeline in two ways. Select the locator in the timeline and press delete or click the locator in Locators window and press delete.
You add locators by clicking a locator button. Depending on your settings, the locators window may appear that will allow you type comments associated with that locator.