… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #437: Secrets of the Skimmer

The skimmer has a hidden feature.

Type Control – Y to reveal the skimmer info panel.

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The Skimmer in Final Cut Pro X allows us to quickly review clips in the Browser. But, did you know it has a hidden feature that’s just a keystroke away? It does.

Type Control – Y.

This displays the skimmer info panel, displaying the name of the clip and the timecode location of the skimmer. This makes controlling the skimmer much more precise.


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