Add or edit clip and project notes

As you review your clips and projects, you can add and edit notes about them in the Browser (or, in the case of Timeline clips, in the Timeline Index). You can quickly find these items later by entering the note text in the search field in the Browser or the Timeline Index, or in the Text field in the Filter window. For information on text searches, see Find clips and projects in events.

Note: You can add notes to each instance of a clip or project. For example, if you copy clips or projects between events or libraries, add a clip from the Browser to the Timeline, or copy clips within the Timeline, each of these clip or project instances (copies) is independent of the others.

Add or edit clip and project notes in the Browser

  1. Click the List View button in the bottom-left corner of the Browser.

    List View button
  2. Select the clip or project for which you want to add or edit notes.

    Note: Notes are applied to clips and projects as a whole, not to range selections.

  3. Click the Notes field for the clip, and type or edit the notes for that clip.

    Notes field being edited for clip in Browser in list view

Add or edit clip notes in the Timeline Index

  1. To open the Timeline Index, click the Timeline Index button in the lower-left corner of the Final Cut Pro main window (or press Shift-Command-2).

    Timeline Index button
  2. To open the Clips pane, click the Clips button at the top of the Timeline Index.

    Timeline Index with Clips button at top
  3. If the Notes column is not visible in the Clips pane, Control-click a column heading and choose Notes from the shortcut menu.

    Notes column being added to Timeline Index using shortcut menu
  4. Click the Notes field for the clip, and type or edit the notes for that clip.

    Notes field being edited for clip in Timeline Index