Tip #1717: New! Improved Search in Final Cut Pro

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1717: New! Improved Search in Final Cut Pro

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Searches are lightning quick and more controllable than ever.

Search tool (upper arrow), Search limit (left arrow) & extended search (lower arrow).

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New with the 10.5.3 update to Final Cut Pro is an enhanced search capability in the Browser.

To get started:

  • Select a library, event(s) or folders that you want to search. (You can’t search across multiple libraries.)
  • Click the Search button (top arrow, the magnifying glass) in the top-right corner of the Browser.
  • Enter the text you want to search for. By default, FCP will search in notes, clip names, project names and marker text.

NOTE: It won’t search for text stored in titles.

  • If you want to restrict your search, click the Search button (left red arrow), then choose where you want to limit the search.


You can also search on multiple criteria by clicking the small “clapperboard” icon (lower red arrow) to the right of the search box.

This feature allows extensive searching on a variety of criteria, even the ability to save searches. But explaining how this feature works requires more than a tip.

Here’s an older article that explains more.

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