Join Nick Harauz for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying keywords to part of a clip (subclipping), part of Final Cut Pro X Guru: Organizing Assets (2015).
- So far we've applied keywords to the entire clip, but by selecting a range on our clip, we can put a selection of it inside a keyword collection. This would be similar to creating subclips in other applications I am going to create a range selection on one of my clips here within my project. So I'm still in the FOOTAGE event. I'm in the DOLLY keyword collection, but let's just take a look at some other clips we have. I'm gonna expand my library view a little bit here, just at the side expand that window, so we can see that there were other cameras that worked on this shoot.
I'm gonna go over to the CANON C100. I'm still here in list view, so I'm gonna actually switch back over to film strip view, and I can see two clips populate. I just wanna make a selection over a favorite part of this class over here. In order to maybe see this clip a little bit better, I'll go down here to the right and reveal more of it by adjusting it so it shows me a film strip or 10 seconds in a film strip. You can see how that populates here.
Every film strip represents 10 seconds. I'll select this clip, and I'll just hit the forward slash key to play back. And we can sorta see this in action. Right, so that's before the take. And to make an endpoint, I hit forward slash to play. I'll hit I to make an endpoint. And a few seconds later after they jump together as a class, I'll hit O to make an out point, and I'll use the spacebar to stop.
I always like to play my selection before I save it as a keyword collection or even bring it into a timeline. I'll hit that forward slash key again just to preview the selection that I made. Now that we have this clip range selected, time to apply the keyword, so I'm gonna go to the Keyword Editor down here. We can also access it with Command + K. I'm gonna apply a keyword just the range on this clip saying Best Yoga Move Class.
Once I hit return, that keyword is only gonna be applied to that portion of the clip. So I'll hit return. I'll see that there's a new keyword collection, Best Yoga Move Class, including only that part of the clip that I selected. I'll just play that back for you, so you can see it again with the forward slash key. And that's how easy it is to make subclips in Final Cut Pro X with keyword selections.
- Importing media
- Transcoding files
- Using keywords and Smart Collections
- Creating markers
- Working with favorites and rejects
- Understanding metadata views and applying custom fields
- Working with advanced search functions and criteria
- Exporting metadata
- Archiving and moving libraries