Everyone needs more efficient workflow and better organization, so if you’re a Final Cut Pro X user, here is an overview with tutorials and resources to help you gain access to easier metadata and tagging, to speed up your edits in a big way.
Keyword Collection and Tags
Did you know that you can add tags in Apple’s Finder that will help with logging footage and organization of your projects in Final Cut Pro X. FCP X has the capacity to retain the tags as metadata and folder structure you set up in Finder. How cool is that?! You just need to take the time to do it!
Workflow and Organization using Metadata
Speaking of speeding up workflow, I’d highly recommend checking out Philip Hodgett’s book Conquering the Metadata Foundations of Final Cut Pro X($14.95 for the paperback) for some great tricks on upping your FCP X workflow skills. Also, check out Intelligent Assistant software if you’re still using FCP. Philip was recently on Larry Jordan’s Digital Production Buzz talking about mMetadata and organization in Final Cut Pro. Listen here.
Why FCP X Rocks for Efficient Workflow
Speaking of Larry Jordan, (everything is related!), he writes about the super great feature in FCP X. “Apple’s view is that modern, digital video editing software should take advantage of the huge amounts of metadata available from cameras and audio devices and the power of computers to help users tag, filter, and sort media in ways they never could before.”