Multicam edits in Premiere Pro using PluralEyes

In this video I show how to use PluralEyes to sync DSLR clips in Premiere Pro CS5 and then go on to show how to do a multicam edit.

As you’ll see in the video PluralEyes works slightly differently with Premiere Pro which requires a slightly different approach to the Final Cut Pro version. The way Multicam works in Premiere though is a lot easier to work with than the Final Cut version and you’ll see just how easy and fast it is in this video.

I’m a bit obsessed with keeping my workflow tidy so you don’t have to repeat the part where I re-link the sequences after importing the PluralEyes’d XML. I thought it might be a useful tip to know though.

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  1. What system are you using to bring IN the footage with Premiere Pro?

    • It’s just drag and drop with Premiere, no transcoding or re-wrapping required.

  2. Thanks so much Paul. Your tutorial really helped me out with the issue I described here

    All it was just locking the audio track…

    Please keep these tutorial coming!


    • Glad it helped, thanks for taking the time to let me know.

    • Al
    • January 6th, 2011 12:23pm

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks so much for this great insight into Premiere, I last used it back in ’98! I currently use FCP but i’m getting very tempted to cross back over! Apple really needs to pick up the act – esp for dslr shooters!

    I was wondering though, can Premiere multicam handle more than 4 clips?? I read somewhere that the monitor only displays 4! If so, what to do??


    ps – if you deselect the “audio follows video” option [ small menu top right of quad split] the audio should stay put on track 1, you’d just need to rearrange your tracks so the h4n was track 1 :)

  3. Thank you, Paul. Been manually syncing audio for years, this could be handy!

    • Eduard
    • January 24th, 2013 11:16am

    This is a great piece of tutorial. I now know how to sync multiple clips, even if they’re not on the same time :) You’re the hero of the day.

    • Cye Wong-Loi-Sing
    • November 24th, 2013 5:01pm

    This WAS really useful! Clear and concise!

    • Emil
    • March 19th, 2014 9:01am

    Hi, I used Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Pluraleyes 3. I have 3 Cams recording simultaneously for 5 hours. I recorded my audio with ZOOM IQ5 with my iphone using aac format. From Premiere PRO CC to PluralEyes was done perfectly in sync of audio. The problem starts when I click export timeline back to Premiere pro CC. I got some video out of sync. But in Plural eyes it was perfectly done the synchronization. What is the solution for these. Pls help. Thanks in advance.

  4. Hey mate, I actually found this useful for Premier CS 6. I love your blogs, it has inspired me to recently start my own. I would love to share links with one another!blog/c20ra

    I admire your work!~


    • Jeskah
    • January 16th, 2015 4:16pm

    Thank you so much for this video!!! :)

    • Pep
    • October 10th, 2015 9:23am

    Thank you so much! Very useful tutorial.

    • Eddie
    • May 25th, 2016 10:20am


    When i do the steps just like you do above here, my multicam
    option stays greyed-out in Premiere Pro???

    I am using Premiere Pro CC 2015 and PluralEyes 4.

    In other instruction video’s i see people using the nesting function.
    But i don’t see you using this method…?

    But my main question is, do you have any idea why my multicam feature stays greyed-out?

    Really hope you can help since i am in the middle of a job right now
    and pressed for time :-(

    Kind regards,


      • Paul
      • May 25th, 2016 10:41am

      Hi Eddie.

      I’ve not used Premiere for a few years now and when the tutorial was made it was CS5 so I’m guessing a lot has changed which makes it difficult for me to know I’m afraid. Sorry I can’t be more help.

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