… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1240: Turn Categories Off or On

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Categories can easily be hidden – if you click in the right place.

The blue “Categories” button for the Titles browser.

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The longer I use Final Cut, the more hidden features I discover. Here’s another. (I don’t know when this feature first appeared, but it is in the 10.5 version of Final Cut and probably many versions prior to that. )

Effects are grouped into categories, displayed on the left of the appropriate browser. If you click the button for that Browser once, the contents of that Browser are displayed.

However, if you click that now-blue button a second time, the category display is hidden. Click it a third time to show it again.

This “hiding” technique works for the:

  • Library List
  • Photos & Music browser
  • Titles & Generators browser

To hide/display categories for either the Effects or Transitions browsers, click the small sidebar icon in the lower-left corner of each browser.


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