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Display Source Timecode During Import

Software: Apple FCP X

Here’s the problem: The producer just handed you a sheet of paper, with a list of all the clips they want you to import, arranged by source clip timecode. Except how do you see timecode during import?

Easy.

When the Media Import window is open, type Control + Y to display skimmer info. As you skim over a clip, the source timecode is displayed.

NOTE: If the skimmer is not working, enable it by typing S.