Creative Communities of the World Forums

The peer to peer support community for media production professionals.

Activity Forums Apple Final Cut Pro X Do you rename your video clips?

  • Do you rename your video clips?

    Posted by Dallas Kruse on July 29, 2022 at 4:39 pm

    I’m importing a ton of clips from something we filmed. Do you guys rename your clips according to scene/take/etc or do you leave them as is so you can reference the original name if needed?

    Mark Smith replied 1 year, 2 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 29, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    There is scene/take metadata fields, so you should add that information there. Leave the filename as is. You can rearrange the browser columns to show you scene/take if you’d like.

    Also, do you have separately recorded audio, and did you use slates and have timecode jammed from audio to camera? If so, the audio files usually have scene take info, and as long as your tc matches, a program called Sync-N-Link X will sync all of that information for you and carry over the scene/take info in to FCPX.

  • Dallas Kruse

    July 29, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    We multi-tracked audio into Pro Tools. Slates=yes. I didn’t jam TC from audio to camera … that’s above my knowledge level 🙁

  • Jeremy Garchow

    July 29, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    No worries, then Sync-N-Link won’t help you. I woudl add Scene/take info directly in to the appropriate fields in the Browser.

  • Mark Smith

    July 29, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    Its not a big leap to jamming TC between audio and video. While you may not have it for this project you should go down this path for your next one, as it makes life so much easier and better to have some redundancy for syncing files.

We use anonymous cookies to give you the best experience we can.
Our Privacy policy | GDPR Policy