Metadata in Final Cut Pro X

Metadata in Final Cut Pro X

Using metadata in Final Cut Pro can help you get more organized and increase your speed dramatically. Learn about how to use this powerful tool and bring your editing to the next level.

Warp Speed Organizing with Metadata

Steve Martin from Ripple Training has some awesome tips on using Metadata to organize footage with Smart Collections.

Edit Faster with Metadata in Final Cut Pro X

Ruben Evan from published a tutorial last week that explained how knowing how to properly use Metadata in Final Cut Pro X can be a huge timesaver, boosting your speed and efficiency. He talks about organizing your clips, setting up and using keywords, searching your library, viewing and sorting metadata.

Here’s an excerpt from the tutorial:

I believe that the designers of FCP X have built a system that allows editors to leverage the strengths of a computerized workflow, instead of older analog methods. But it does ask of us a change in thinking. FCP X, in essence, asks us to think of video as data. And if we are able to embrace that request, we will find that whole new area of opportunity will open for us. And we’ll be prepared for the challenges of future and whatever the next opportunity brings.

Creating Custom Metadata Fields

MacBreak Studio Ep 426: More Metadata

More Metadata Information:

About Michele Yamazaki

Michele Yamazaki is Pluginologist for Toolfarm (, a value added reseller and distributor of visual effects software. She recently wrote Plug-in with After Effects: Third Party Plug-in Mastery, which came out in June 2011. She co-authored Greenscreen Made Easy: Keying and Compositing Techniques for Indie Filmmakers with Jeremy Hanke, published in 2009 by MWP. Michele started at Postworks as a motion graphics artist. She taught After Effects and Photoshop at Kendall College of Art & Design. In 2001 she launched and in 2002 co-founded West Michigan Animation & Effects User Group. She is a former board member of MCA-I Mid-Michigan and West Michigan Film & Video Alliance. Michele has a BA from Grand Valley State University. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Dan, her lovely daughter, Lily, and her cat, Tressa.

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