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  • How to lock keyword shortcuts into library?

  • Gayle Anderson

    July 24, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Is there a way to lock the keyword shortcuts into a library? While screening game footage, I want to associate specific plays to specific players. For instance, say one team is the Phil Jackson era Lakers. Kobe passes to Shaq and Shaq dunks so I hit Control 1 for Kobe’s assist and Control 2 for Shaq’s score. At the end of the screening I have all of Kobe’s plays, Shaq’s plays, as well as the other most prominent 9 players.

    Then, when reviewing another team, let’s say the modern Warriors, I’d like to open a different library and have another set of Keyword Shortcuts load for that team. Control 1 for Steph Curry’s plays, Control 2 for Klay Thompson’s, etc.

    If I quickly bounce back to the Lakers library, I’d want to resume with Control 1 being associated with the Kobe, not Steph.

    It would be super speedy for me if the shortcuts were associated with, and remained associated with the library. Is the possible? If not, does anyone have another suggestion?

    Thank you.


  • Doug Metz

    July 24, 2022 at 10:07 pm

    That isn’t currently a feature (please send feedback to the FCP team to add it). A few years ago, another user wrote a couple of AppleScripts to facilitate changing these sets. I haven’t tried these, but here’s the thread:

    EDIT: I’ve compiled the scripts and can verify that they work perfectly on Monterey / FCPX 10.6.3

    Follow the instructions carefully and you should have no problem.

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