browser

browser in Final Cut Pro X

The browser displays clips, projects, photos, titles, or generators, depending on the item selected in the sidebar. The sidebar appears to the left of the browser and contains three panes for selecting different types of media: the Libraries sidebar, the Photos and Audio sidebar, and the Titles and Generators sidebar. When you select an item in the sidebar (such as an event containing clips, or a category of sound effects or 3D titles), the item’s contents are displayed in the browser.

You select clips or portions of clips in the browser to work with them. You can sort items in the browser by creation date, name, and duration. You can also view the browser contents as filmstrips or in a list.

To show or hide the browser, choose Window > Show in Workspace > Browser  ( or press Control – Command – 1 ).

audition

audition

In Final Cut Pro, you can organize related clips into sets, called auditions, from which you can choose one clip to use. You can create an audition composed of different clips to try out multiple takes, or you can create an audition composed of multiple versions of the same clip to preview different effects. When you record live audio, you can have multiple takes grouped into auditions automatically. Auditions appear in the browser and timeline as clips with an audition icon in the top-left corner.

Range Tool in Final Cut Pro X

Range Tool in Final Cut Pro X

Instead of selecting whole clips, you can select a range within any clip in the timeline or the browser. You can trim range selections, mark them with ratings and keywords, and modify them in other ways. You can adjust the range start and end points by dragging either side of the selection.

In the timeline, you can also select a range that spans multiple clips. Range selections in the timeline have a thick yellow border and range handles on each side.

In the browser, you can set multiple ranges within one or more clips, and you can select and deselect ranges after you set them. Selected ranges have a thick yellow border and straight range handles. Unselected ranges have a thin orange border. Editing commands operate on yellow selections only.