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Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition by Larry Jordan

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5. Organizing Clips: Ratings, Keywords, and Extended Metadata

Metadata bores most people to tears. That’s a shame, because if you think of metadata as labels, it becomes a whole lot more interesting. This chapter looks at all the different ways you can label your clips so you can find them again in the future—ratings, keywords, and extended metadata.

Ratings are the easiest—fast, simple, but limited in scope. Keywords provide a great balance between depth of features and ease of use. Metadata allows you to label and track just about any conceivable data element associated with your clips, with one problem: You can search only a little bit of it.

Displaying Events and Clips

Before you look at applying labels to your clips, I want to show you a ...

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