There are a handful of ways to import media into Apple Final Cut Pro X. What are they? One of these options you can use is creating Keyword Collections by importing tags and folders in Final Cut Pro X. In this video, Nick Harauz walks you through how to import tags and folders as Keyword Collections in Final Cut Pro X.
- In a previous exercise we created a series of tags and folders to import into Final Cut. Let's bring those inside. So, let's import some folders and some clips that have tags on it and tell Final Cut that we want to create keyword collections from that. We're going to go to the file menu and like we've done before in the past, go to import media in the previous movies, and let's choose a few different folders. First of all, to import some folders, I'm going to go to the aerialist footage folder, and we saw this in an earlier movie, it has a series of sub folders, and I really want each of these folders to become keyword collections, so first of all, I'm going to bridge my footage event I'm going to leave my files in place, 'cause I don't want to make copies inside my library.
And in this folder, I want to make sure that the folders are brought in, basically keyword collections are created from folders as well from any other finder tags that are potentially on some of these clips. With these selected, the default audio roles assignment, and making sure that nothing is selected under the transcoding options, we definitely don't want to create optimized or proxy media right now. We will choose to import these selected clips. I'm going to choose import selected, this window closes, and if I click the disclosure triangle on my footage event, I just want to show you, all the sudden now you have a ton of keyword collections based on the folders that existed in my system.
So that was the close up folder, establishing shots, the medium close ups, the medium shots, and here I have some folders which were actually from the finder tags that were on the clips. That was the silk clothing shots, the ultra wide, and underneath, actually were keyword collections created from finder tags that were on these clips. Just to show this one more time, I'm going to select the footage event and press cmd + i and under my folder, the 360 and 4K and scenics, I'm going to go inside, I've got two clips together that were Northern Lights clips and we saw in an earlier movie that these have finder tags so this time I'm going to select both of these clips, and choose not to create keywords from this folder, but from the finder tags that are applied to them, and I'm going to close the window after import and select all the other default options, and I'll choose to import the selected, and just notice under the footage event, there are two new keyword collections.
One for green, that was one of the tags that were on these clips, and the other for Northern Lights. So here are both of those clips. I'm just skimming over them so you can preview them, and that finder tag definitely carried on over. Let's import just a few more files, and this is as we start to work and then categorize everything that was supplied to us a little bit better. I'm going to select the footage event, press cmd + i, I'm going to close out the 360 and 4K and scenics folder, and I'm going to select the motion graphic overlays, as well as the interview clips, I'm going to click on that and then cmd + click on the interview clips folder, and from that, we will choose to create keyword collections from folders, not from finder tags.
We'll leave our files in place, and then just select each of the other default options, and choose to import the selected into our Final Cut footage event. Now we've got tons of keywords already set up which makes it so much easier if I need to find my Northern Lights clip in one of those designated keyword collections or one of the aerialist clips based on the type of shot that we have. So, keep in mind, you can do a ton of organization on your system, and have that carry over into the Final Cut Pro X event and library.
- Using keywords and Smart Collections
- Working with metadata
- Applying custom names to clips
- Working with advanced search functions
- Marker shortcuts
- Using roles for exporting titles and audio
- Retrieving a backup library or project