What is the best way to make a one-man-band video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by KevinTJH, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. KevinTJH, Jan 18, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017

    KevinTJH macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2017
    I've recorded 2 songs in the studio and would like to make a video of me playing all the instruments so I can upload it on Youtube.

    I filmed myself playing each instrument (including singing) from start to finish without any audio recorded, so I now have 4 clips that are in time with the song.

    My plan is to find a way to line up all 4 tracks to be perfectly in sync with the audio, then I would like to cut and switch between each clip. (eg. switching to the guitar playing clip during the guitar solo) If that makes sense.

    I thought I'd be able to do it on iMovie, but I can't seem to figure how to do what I'm trying to achieve.
    Ideally, I would also like to crop each clip a little and add a bit of a tint to them as well.

    Here's an example of what I'm trying to achieve here:

    However, what I'm after is much simpler than this example. I don't need any extra cropped video over a video.

    Could anyone help me out here?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Unami macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2010
    sounds like a case for multicam in final cut pro x - download the 30-day trial. :) maybe you can do this in imovie with the picture in picture effect. as for lining up the videos - maybe you can do it automatically in final cut, but it probably won't work with loud instruments like drums drowning out the playback. just make a playback track with a significant clap/count in/beep at the beginning, so you can line them up. if you've already filmed everything without clap, try lining them up on a significant beat (maybe you can still hear a click) of the audio in final cut (imovie won't support multiple video tracks). when there's no echo/delay between the recording and your final song, you've done it right (as long as you were on time when playing)
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    How about this. Create a Project with all four videos with the audio track for each video. Copy your first clip and paste at the end of the Project. Add the audio synced with that first clip. Copy subsequent clips and paste at the end. Adjust the length of the clips, possible with the Precision Editor, to sync with idea.

    Never done anything like that, so it's just an idea.
  4. KevinTJH thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2017
    Actually, I've just found a solution.

    Decided to get Final Cut Pro X and it works like a charm. Thanks!!
  5. BeechFlyer macrumors regular


    Nov 5, 2015
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    No question - FCP X will make this very straightforward. Good choice!

Share This Page