Tip #1153: A Faster Way to Apply Keywords

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1153: A Faster Way to Apply Keywords

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

When importing, keywords can be automatically applied based on folder names.

A composite image: Files organized into folders (left), From Folders checkbox in Media Import, Keywords assigned in Browser (right).

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Keywords are a fast, flexible and powerful way to organize clips in the Browser. However, applying them can be time-consuming. There’s a faster way. Organize those clips that are not copied from a camera card, into folders.

NOTE: For camera card files, rename the folder that contains the camera card files, without renaming the media files themselves.

In the Media Import window, check Keywords > From Folders (see screen shot).

Then, when the clips are imported, keywords are automatically assigned to each clip based on its folder name.

NOTE: If you select a folder that contains other folders (see screen shot) all folder names are assigned as keywords.

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4 replies
  1. Maisie Noe Saundra
    Maisie Noe Saundra says:

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  2. Gayleen Waylen Lumbard
    Gayleen Waylen Lumbard says:

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