Video Control Board

Final Cut Pro X

PLOTIT BLACK PNG.png

rename items

We can rename events, files, projects, and libraries in FCP

  • To rename a clip in the timeline, Control-click the clip and choose Rename Clip, then type a new name

  • To rename an event Click the event’s name and type a new name

  • To Rename a clip in the Info inspector, (Command-4 for inspector window)Click the Info button at the top of the inspector., and click in the Name field and type a new name.

Merge and split events

Merge multiple events,

 

  • Drag one or more events to an event that you want to merge.

  • Select the events you want to combine, then choose File > Merge Events.

sort events

 

To sort events

 

  • view > Sort Library Events By > Name

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Date

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Ascending.

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Descending

Deleting items from libraries

  • Select the clips or projects you want to remove, then choose File > Move to Trash (or press Command-Delete)

  • Delete the entire event: Choose File > Move Event to Trash (or press Command-Delete).

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Date

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Ascending.

  • View > Sort Library Events By > Descending

Intro to browser views

 

  • Filmstrip view: Displays the clips in thumbnail images. This view is useful when you want to visually locate your clips and projects.

  • List view: Displays a list of your clips and projects with associated file and settings information. Use this view when you want to view or sort clips and projects by data such as duration, creation date, last modified date, rating, keywords, and so on.

you can customize the above views by the appearance button above the browser.

Rate clips

To rate a clip

 

  • Press the F key (or choose Mark > Favorite). A green line appears at the top of frames you’ve marked as favorite.

  • If you don’t like the clip: Press the Delete key (or choose Mark > Reject). A red line appears at the top of frames you’ve marked as rejected.

  • You can remove ratings from clips by pressing the U key (or choose Mark > Unrate).

Adding keywords to clips

Adding custom keywords help you quickly locate the clips you need to compose your movie. To add a keyword

  • open the keyword editor (Command + K) >type the keyword>Press Return

  • A blue line appears at the top of the selection in the browser, indicating that keywords 
    have been applied to it.

You can add keywords using keyboard shortcuts. Once the keywords are set use Control and the corresponding number key to add a keyword to a clip

Another way is to drag and drop the clips to the created keyword collection  

To view all keywords applied to a clip: Choose View > Browser > Skimmer Info (or press 
Control-Y), then skim the clip in the browser.

Removing keywords to clips

  • Select the clip that you want to remove the keyword

  • Choose Mark > Remove All Keywords (or press Control+0)

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

  • Command-4 - inspector window

  • F -Mark a clip as favorite

  • Delete - Mark a clip as rejected

  • U - Remove the rating from a clip

  • Control + Y - Skimmer info