CLAN – Switch Synched Videos

In CLAN you have the option to switch between videos. In order for this to work properly your videos have to be synchronized and need to have the same length. See tutorials on Multiple Angles (Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro) and Synchronization (Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro).

For this example I use the same video with different filters to make it look different.

1. Make sure you have your CLAN file and all the videos in the same folder. Also make sure the videos have the same name with a number at the end.





2. Open the transcript in CLAN






3. Go to “File” and click “Select Media File”




4. Select the first video file




5. Remove the number or extension from the file name. So if your videos are called: Video1, Video2, Video3 then remove the number: Video






6. Add another line: @Videos: (plural, with a colon and a tab) followed by the extension of your videos, in this case the line is: @Videos:      1, 2, 3, 4






7. Go to “File” and “Save”





8. Now close and reopen CLAN (otherwise CLAN might not find the media files)





9. You can play a bullet by clicking on a line with a bullet, then hold cmd and click. (Ctrl and click on Windows). If you click on the line again the playback stops.



10. You can switch angles by pressing F3 + Number. So to view the second video you press: F3+2, then cmd and click to play the second video. (Note that on some laptops/macs you have to press FN+F3+Number)




Other CLAN Tutorials:

Getting Started in 10 Steps                        Learn CLAN Course

Subtitles with CLAN and Handbrake          Piping

Need To Know! Top 4 CLAN Troubles         Timedur(ation)

Measuring Pause Length                                Embedding Still Images

Colouring Keywords                                        Thumbnails: Gesture Annotation

Indent                                                                 Searching and Coding with COMBO

Making Collections: GEMs                            Exporting to ELAN

Counting GEMs                                                Hiding and Displaying Tiers 

Switch Synched Videos