Multicam Logger

Log camera changes during live events for easy and fast post-production

  • Integrates with most production switchers to log when the director changes camera (ATEM and TriCaster™ through network connection, other switchers through GPI/tally)
  • Adds markers
  • Exports multicam clip EDL to Adobe Premiere Pro and Apple Final Cut Pro X & 7
  • Timecode sources: Audio LTC, Timecode Systems products (Network or Bluetooth), MovieRecorder, Mac clock
  • Support for “relative path”: you can assign clips to angles and then move the .mlg document with the media around and maintain the link
  • REST API to add markers and change angle from a simple web page

Description

Main features 

Seamless integration with Production Switchers over IP

Multicam Logger can integrate with most production switcher through GPI. With NewTek’s Tricaster® and Blackmagic Design’s ATEM® Production Switcher Line it is even easier as you can connect through Ethernet. The inputs on the network switcher appear immediately on the Multicam Logger screen and connect through a simple Network Connection, no need for complicated cabling and you can use any of the ATEM or Tricaster Production Switcher line.

Selecting an on your production switcher automatically selects it on Multicam Logger. The clean and easy to use interface indicates which item is currently selected as Program and which is selected as Preview.

Support for ANY Production Switcher with GPI

If you do not have an ATEM Switcher, you can also connect to your favourite Switcher using a standard GPI/tally interface. To connect to a Production Switcher using GPI, all the user needs to do is connect the device to Softron’s GPICommander2 (sold separately) Logged information includes the Start, End, Duration and Input for each input into the ATEM Production Switcher.

By moving from camera to camera or from one device to another device, Multicam Logger notes the timecode for the start and the end of the selection. It also displays the duration and which input has been used.

Send your multicam to your editing software
Once the live session has ended, the user selects the file in the Finder that he wants to associate with the input and drops it onto the named input. He can then simply click on send multicam to send the multicam to his favourite editing software (Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7). All of the changes will then appear in your editing solution and are ready to be modified. The user can then work as he would with any standard multicam clip to change which angle is chosen and when, as well as to modify the edit points, add effects, etc..
Record your camera streams with any type of recorder

Multicam Logger does not record any video and is hardware agnostic. What Multicam Logger does is log the angles that the director has selected on his vision mixer when producing a live show. To get to the multicam clips afterwards, it is necessary that you have the capability to record each of the cameras on set and ideally the program output as well. To record each camera feed, the user can select whatever solution is appropriate. You should just check that the recorded file type and codec are supported by Multicam Logger.

Of course, our bias is to use Softron’s MovieRecorder for all recording. Other recording devices can include the AJA KiPro or Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck, even cameras with built-in memory can be used.

Link to one or multiple clips per angle

After the Live production, to create your multicam clip, you simply drag and drop each recorded file(s) to each camera angle in Multicam Logger. For example, during your live show you recorded the Camera 1 feed using MovieRecorder which created a video file named MyLiveShow (Camera 1).mov. Simply drag that file and drop it on the Camera 1 line in Multicam Logger. This file will now be associated with that angle, provided the recorded file type and codec are supported by Multicam Logger. Note that Adobe Premiere only supports one file per angle.

 

Add Markers and To-Dos to your project
You can also simply add Markers and To-Dos that will then be added to your project sequence, so you can log all the important moments or the moments that need to be reworked. With Final Cut Pro X, you can even add “To-dos” that you can then check in the Timeline index when they are done, so you are sure you don’t miss out on a correction.
Flexible TC sources

Multicam Logger supports multiple timecode sources for your best convenience.

  • Mac Clock: That’s the simplest timecode source, available with all Mac. 😉
  • Audio LTC: Use an audio input on your Mac and we’ll decode the TC
  • MovieRecorder: If you are also using MovieRecorder on the same computer, or another one, we can retrieve the timecode from it. So if for example you are using the TC of a video device in MovieRecorder, Multicam Logger can get it too.
  • Timecode Systems products allow to retrieve timecode using WiFi, Network or Bluetooth.

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