Tip #1807: Create Your Own “Edit Checklist”

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1807: Create Your Own “Edit Checklist”

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

Instantly view either completed or still-to-do tasks.

The marker dialog (top) and the Timeline Index (bottom).

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Final Cut Pro supports creating a personal “To-Do” list during your edit – that’s dynamic and built directly into the Timeline. Here’s how.

As you edit clips into the Timeline:

  • Create a marker (Shortcut: M) anywhere you want to leave yourself a note about a task.
  • Double-click a timeline marker to open it and enter a description (top screen shot).
  • Click the middle icon at the top of the Marker dialog (top red arrow). This converts a marker into a To-Do marker.

NOTE: To mark a task as complete, check the Completed checkbox.

  • Open the Timeline Index (Shortcut: Shift + Cmd + 2)
  • Click the Tags text button (middle red arrow).
  • To view all To-do markers, click the icon indicated by the left lower red arrow.
  • To view all completed markers, click the icon indicated by the right lower red arrow.


You can also check a To-Do marker as completed by clicking the marker icon in the Timeline Index list.

To jump to a marker, click its name, not the icon, in the Timeline Index.

To remove one or more markers, select them in the Timeline Index and press the Delete key.

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