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  • Quickly Find SloMo Clips

    Posted by Jeff Krieger on February 15, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Hi, is there a way thru a Library Smart Collection – or any other way – to quickly filter/find all the slo-mo clips in a library? Thx.

    Ben Balser replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Ben Balser

    February 15, 2023 at 9:12 pm

    Smart collections rely on metadata. What metadata is connected to your slo-mo clips? Are these filmed at faster frame rates in the camera? Cause then you could specify Frame Rate for the smart collection. Are you referring to clips slowed down in the Timeline? No, that’s specific to the Timeline, no metadata gets fed back to the Browser. Or you could create a Keyword collection and import all slow motion clips directly into it. But there has to be some data/metadata that FCPX will recognize to create a Smart collection with. What would that be for your clips?

  • Jeff Krieger

    February 16, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Thx much. Yeah, I’ve tried that. I think the issue is that even my slo-mo clips are showing a frame rate of 23.98. Shot on Sony FX6. Not sure why FCPX is reading them as that.

  • John Fishback

    February 16, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    This would be a bit of a pain, but you could rename each slo-mo clip with SM01…SMxx. Then you’d see them all in the timeline index.

  • Jeff Krieger

    February 16, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    Thx very much. Yeah, trying to get Final Cut to do the work for me of recognizing which clips are slomo.

  • Ben Balser

    February 16, 2023 at 11:57 pm

    Keyword collections would be faster than renaming the clips. When importing, have that collection highlighted, and they’ll import directly into that collection. If you right-click the Browser headings (in List mode) and select to show Video Frame Rate, you can then sort them by FPS. Select all of those clips at once, drag them into the collection. Too bad Smart collections don’t have a Video Frame Rate option.

    Where are you seeing that FPS? In the Browser column?

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