Manage multiple range selections in event clips

In the Browser, you can set multiple ranges within one or more clips, and you can select and deselect ranges after you set them. For example, you might set multiple ranges in a long event clip, and then deselect some of the ranges before adding all of the selected ranges to the Timeline at once.

Note: Selected ranges have a thick yellow border. Unselected ranges have a thin orange border. Editing commands operate on yellow selections only.

Clips in Browser showing selected and unselected ranges

Note: The commands described in this section require the Browser to be the active portion of the Final Cut Pro interface. You can make the Browser active by moving the pointer over it or clicking it. When the Browser is active, its background has a lighter gray color.

Set multiple ranges in an event clip

  1. In the Browser, select a range within a clip.

    Clip in Browser with selected range
  2. To set an additional range, do one of the following:

    • Command-drag in a different section of the clip.

    • Move the skimmer (or the playhead) to the frame where you want the additional range to start and press Shift-Command-I. Move the skimmer or playhead to the frame where you want the additional range to end and press Shift-Command-O.

      Note: These keyboard shortcuts also work during playback, so you can set additional ranges on the fly.

    • Option-drag over or within existing ranges to replace them with a new range.

    • Command-click a colored marker line at the top of a clip.

      These marker lines can indicate any of the following: Favorite (green), Rejected (red), manually applied keywords (blue), or analysis keywords (purple).

The additional range selection appears in the clip.

Clip in Browser with two selected ranges

To remove a range selection, Option-click it.

Select and deselect ranges and clips in an event

You can set, select, or deselect multiple ranges within event clips or within events.

Important: Editing commands operate on yellow selections only. Editing commands ignore orange (unselected) ranges.

Clips in Browser showing selected and unselected ranges
  • To select an individual range: Click the range.

  • To select or deselect a range: Command-click the range.

  • To select all ranges in a clip: Click an area of the clip that has no range.

  • To select all ranges and clips in the current event: Choose Edit > Select All (or press Command-A).

    The ranges (and all clips with no ranges) are selected with a yellow border.

  • To deselect all ranges and clips in the current event: Choose Edit > Deselect All (or press Shift-Command-A).

    The ranges turn orange.

Remove ranges from clips in an event

You can remove individual ranges, multiple ranges, or all ranges from the current event.

  • To remove an individual range in an event: Option-click the range.

  • To remove selected ranges in an event: Select the ranges you want to remove, and choose Mark > Clear Selected Ranges (or press Option-X).

  • To remove all ranges in an event: Choose Edit > Select All (or press Command-A) to select all ranges in the current event, and choose Mark > Clear Selected Ranges (or press Option-X).

Navigate between selections in an event

  • To go to the start of the range selection: Choose Mark > Go to > Range Start (or press Shift-I).

    Repeat this command to go to the start of the previous range selection, or to the start of the clip.

  • To go to the end of the range selection: Choose Mark > Go to > Range End (or press Shift-O).

    Repeat this command to go to the end of the next range selection, or to the end of the clip.

  • To select the previous clip (or its ranges): Press Up Arrow.

    To add to the selection, press Shift–Up Arrow.

  • To select the next clip (or its ranges): Press Down Arrow.

    To add to the selection, press Shift–Down Arrow.