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Apple Pro Training Series: Final Cut Pro X Advanced Editing by Mark Spencer, Alexis Van Hurkman, Michael Wohl

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Lesson 1. Organizing Your Media

Time

This lesson takes approximately 120 minutes to complete.

Goals

Understand metadata and how to generate it

Incorporate auto-generated and user-generated metadata

Filter the Event Browser based on metadata

Create custom metadata views

Batch rename clips in a nondestructive way

Good editing begins with good organization. No matter how skilled you may be at juxtaposing images, finding a scene’s rhythm, or making your cuts invisible, you still need to find the right footage when you need it. And that means effectively cataloging your clips and adding enough metadata (information about the content of the clips) to ensure that everything is always at your fingertips.

Final Cut Pro X has an expansive and extendable ...

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