Even my ageing version of Premiere Pro CS 5.5 has multi-camera editing capabilities built in. And even my ageing Mac Mini from 2012 can cope with full HD clips during those edits.
It’s a slightly mysterious process, and until very recently I didn’t quite know how to do it, so there are my notes. This workflow is also helpful if you a have single camera feed and want to switch live (vision mixer style) to zoomed-in versions of the same footage.
In short, we need to
- drag all camera clips into a timeline (all on top of each other)
- sync all clips in this timeline (select them all, then right-click and choose “synchronize”)
- create a new sequence from that sequence
- enable multi camera on that clip
- open the multi camera monitor, press play and switch live between cameras, creating edits on the fly
Jonathan Lang explains it here: