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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 3. Organizing Clips in an Event

Time

This lesson takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.

Goals

Understand metadata

Use metadata to customize Events

Add keywords to clips

Assign multiple keywords to clips

Apply keywords to a clip range

Rate clips and clip selections

Sort and search using metadata

Add notes to clips

Create Smart Collections

After you’ve imported media, an Event may include hundreds of clips, including wide shots, close-ups, B-roll clips, and interviews. As editor, your task is to review every clip in the most efficient way possible, and select those that you can assemble into an effective story.

In Lesson 2, Final Cut Pro did its part to help you organize clips during import. It followed your instructions for analyzing ...

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