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  • Arranging key word order in events?

    Posted by Mark Smith on November 28, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Basic question: I have an event with a a dozen or more keywords. The keywords basically break up the material contained in the event into sections in Chronological order, so pre race, race start, and then chunks of the race on to the finish. In my browser the keywords are not arranged in chronological order as I would like them and sorting with the tools FCPX does not return the result I want. I suppose i could rename all the keywords so that they represented event chunks as I have it broken down but had an alphabetical scheme so they would sort in chronological order. Or I could put a number in the keyword as the first character so it would sort in numerical order. I would have thought it would be possible to drag the keywords in the event into a desired top to bottom order, but that’s not the case.

    Are there some other schemes for ordering keywords in events that I am missing?

    Mark Smith replied 5 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 7 Replies
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  • David Mathis

    November 29, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Unfortunately it is not possible to do that. You could create folders and organize keywords in there. However, there is no way of custom arranging the order of keywords or events. If you are going to have lots of keywords you will want to organize them in folders.

  • Joby Anthony jr

    November 30, 2018 at 2:28 pm

    David, you mention organizing keywords into folders. Is that Smart Collections?

    — Joby.

  • Michael Hancock

    November 30, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    You can make folders in events that can store keywords and smart collections. Right click on the Event name and choose New Folder, or hit Cmd+Shift+N. But even in folders you cannot manually sort keywords. It always sorts them alphabetically.

    Feature request time! Ask for the ability to manually sort keywords. Or better yet, multiple options to sort (alphabetical, ascending/descending, manual, date, etc…). Right now you can’t even sort keywords by descending order alphabetically. It’s ascending alphabetical only.

    https://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html

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    Michael Hancock
    Editor

  • Joby Anthony jr

    November 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Ha! I see that now; thank you Michael! All the years I’ve been using the program, I’ve just skipped right past that option for some reason–never made the connection. Definitely would have come in handy for some of the bigger, more complex projects.

    — Joby.

  • David Mathis

    November 30, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    I am definitely going to send that request! This has been annoying me for years. Going to ask them to do the same for Events. After all KeyFlow Pro allows you to arrange Projects and Groups in any order you choose. Note: Projects in KeyFkow Pro are NOT the same as they are in Final Cut.

  • Michael Hancock

    November 30, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    [David Mathis] “Going to ask them to do the same for Events. “

    I just sent in a feature request for manual sorting on a per event level, so you can sort one alphabetically ascending, another manual sorting, another by date created descending, etc… Hopefully it will show up in a future release.

    [David Mathis] “Note: Projects in KeyFkow Pro are NOT the same as they are in Final Cut.

    Projects in anything else aren’t the same as projects in Final Cut. LOL.

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    Michael Hancock
    Editor

  • Mark Smith

    November 30, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    Definitely send the request I think its time for some sorting options with keywords. In the court of cutting my present project it would have been so much easier if I was able to arrange keywords in the order that made sense for the edit. Its a small thing but would really be nice to have some sorting options.

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