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Manage Media Using Keywords

Attach Keywords to a Clip or a Portion of a Clip

Software: Apple FCP X

FCPX allows you to display media ranges on your clips in the Browser, which include Favorites, Rejected, Keywords, and Used Media. But how do you apply a keyword to a clip or portion of a clip? Here’s how:

Select a clip or portion of a clip in the Browser window. Click the key button located in the Toolbar at the bottom of the Viewer window (Shortcut: Command + K).

This opens the Keyword entry dialog, allowing you to enter as many keywords as you would like (keep the list short), then press Enter.

You now see a blue bar placed over your range selection— which indicates a keyword is assigned to your selected clip or range!