Log camera changes during live events for easy and fast post-production
- 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
- Multiple timecode sources
- Support for "relative path"
- REST API to add markers and change angle from a simple web page
Multicam Logger allows a user to log all of the different angles (or inputs) used in a live multi-camera production. It records which input the director has selected on his video mixer and when. Multicam Logger thus creates a multicam clip for Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7 and Adobe Premiere Pro using the logs and the files recorded by any type of video recorder. The purpose is to use the resulting media to edit a final version of the production which could include necessary corrections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Multicam Logger integrates directly with Blackmagic Design's ATEM and Newtek's Tricaster. It connects using a network connection to retrieve the number of inputs, their name, and detect when there are angle changes on the switcher. No need to cable the tally output, just enter the IP address and you are good to go.
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. Read more about Timecode Systems...
You can add markers (such as if there was a highlight to remember, or a wrong camera) remotely simply from a webpage that we have built in Multicam Logger. Just enter the address and start adding markers. If you are more adventurous, we have an open RESTfull API that is available for you to work with so you can build your own webpage or software that integrates with Multicam Logger.
Download Multicam Logger
Version 2.2.1 - 10 June 2021
- Release Notes
- System requirements: macOS or driver requirements may change between versions, so make sure to check.
- Help Center: Includes a lot of useful information, sometimes not available in the user manual
- User Manual
- YouTube Channel
Once downloaded, unzip the file, and drag and drop the Application "Multicam Logger" in your Applications Folder.
Make sure also to download and install the drivers for your video device:
In DEMO mode, Multicam Logger will allow you to add 10 change of angles and send them to your editing station. That's the only limitation and difference. After your test, you will keep on using the same application, just with the demo mode unlocked
How to unlock the DEMO version ?
Just download the latest version and replace your previsous version. It is always recommended to run extensive tests with your specific workflow and setup before putting a new version in production. You can use a free demo version for that on a separate computer. Previous legacy versions are available from the general downloads page.
You do not need to deactivate and reactivate your serial number when updating your Softron software. Read the following article to know when to deactivate.
This software uses code of FFmpeg, licensed under the LGPLv2.1 and its source can be downloaded here.