I don't use multicam much, but did three 2-camera interviews this week. The first two worked flawlessly. The A Camera got all three interviews on one card, thus one clip per interview. On the third interview, my B camera ran out of memory on its first card so the relay record put the rest of the interview on a second card so I have two clips for Camera B for the third interview.
When I select all three clips (1 from CamA and 2 from CamB) it only recognizes one of the clips from CamB. It correctly syncs that one to the long Cam A clip. After some searching I tried renaming the CamA clip to Angle1 and both of the two CamB clips to Angle 2 - no change. I also tried setting Timecode to 0 in the Multicam setup window - no difference. I'm telling it to use audio for the syncing, which worked on the other two interviews.
What do I need to do?
EDIT: I may have answered the question myself. It seems it made the three clips into three angles. When I double clicked to open the multicam I COULD see all three separate clips on different lanes, so in the Viewer I changed the View to show 4 angles. This made all three show up. Since the 2nd and 3rd Angles don't overlap, one of them is always black, along with the non-used 4th Angle. So, I can work fine with this.
One final question - is this normal behavior, or was there a cleaner way I could have handled this?
You might try creating keywords for the used portions off all clips you want to use for a multicam. Name them something useful and then go to the keywords in your browser, select them all and create the multicam from there.