In some Scrubs interviews; they talk about the decision to use the single-camera format. After reading about single-camera vs multiple-camera setups; I understand the basic difference.
However, there are several scenes in Scrubs where it is hard to believe that they could have been actually shot with only a single camera. Specifically; times when 2 characters are talking to each other; and the camera cuts back and forth between the two.
Are these scenes really shot by filming one actor's dialog; then switching and filming the other actor's dialog? It seems like that would make it sound very unnatural to the viewer; if the conversation that you were hearing were pieced together from multiple clips.
And on top of that, there are times when a cut is made mid-sentence from the speaker to the listener. How are these cuts done in single-camera? I can see it as being theoretically possible if the actor just says the same line at 2 different times; and then the cut is made using the first half of one take and the second half of another take; but again this seems like there's no way it would come out sounding right or natural.
So are some of these scenes actually shot with a second camera? Or is it actually always done with multiple takes being cut / spliced together?
An example can be found here; but almost any scene where characters are talking to each other shows what I mean.