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  • FCPX Memory Marks

    Posted by Ted Irving on October 5, 2023 at 1:01 am

    When you click the letter, “m,” twice, and fast you can put memory marks on clips with info. So, cool. Same for Premiere, Davinci, etc. However, in FCXP, unlike Prem, you can’t hover your mouse over a mark and it shows you the text content. You have to always double click it which is annoying and not too efficient. Is there any keystroke that allows the logged text in a memory marker to pop up without double clicking, or can I export an xml with the text contents of a clip with memory marks?

    Joe Marler replied 9 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Ben Balser

    October 5, 2023 at 1:43 am

    They’re just called “markers” in FCPX. There are three kinds: Markers, To-Do List, DVD Chapter.

    In the Timeline Index go to Tags. It’ll list them all there for you. Click on one in the list for the playhead to jump to it. Double click the Notes column header and the marker will open ready to change the text. There’s keyboard shortcuts to make them, delete them, move between them, look in the Mark menu, the Previous and the Next sub-menus. And that’s about it.

  • Ted Irving

    October 7, 2023 at 3:00 pm

    Thank you!

  • Joe Marler

    October 16, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    For markers in the Event Browser, you can hover your mouse over those and see your marker info. Simply enable View>Browser>Skimmer Info.

    If you assigned custom names for those markers, you can then search them using the search bar above the Event Browser.

    You can create a Smart Collection that filters on markers by doing File>New>Smart Collection, name it, then double-click on that in the sidebar to enter the smart collection criteria. Press the + key and assign “Markers”. Thereafter clicking on that Smart Collection will show all clips in the Event Browse containing markers.

    To create a library-wide smart collection (IOW one that searches through all events in the library, not just the current event), select the library in the sidebar, then do File>New>Library Smart Collection.

    If you toggle to List View (OPT+CMD+2), the Event Browser will show more info about each clip. If you press OPT while spinning down the disclosure triangle by the event name, it will unfold all ratings and markers on all clips. You can then scroll down and see all your marker names.

    If you have many clips without markers, just use your marker smart collection to filter only on markers. Then with the Event Browser in List View, you can see the distilled version of clips only containing your markers and read the names.

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