4 Sort It Out: Reviewing and Keywording

“Deceptively uncluttered, the Final Cut Pro X interface allows me to focus on creating compelling content.”

— Sean Lander, editor, producer, and shooter based in Melbourne, Australia, www.rednail.com.au.

Now that you have a Library full of footage, it’s time to make sense of it. Spending time organizing your footage now means that you’ll be able to make better choices later, and the larger a project is, the more you will appreciate being able to find clips easily. This chapter will show you how to review your footage in many smart ways and then how to sort out your footage using Keywords.

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