Create a new event

After importing your source media files into Final Cut Pro, you may find that you need to create additional events to organize your media. For example, after importing media shot for a production, you may decide to split the media into events defined by useful categories—shooting locations, scenes, episodes, and so on.

Create a new event in your library

  1. If you don’t see the Libraries list, click the button at the bottom-left corner of the Browser.

    Show button
  2. If you have more than one library, select the library in which you want to create a new event.

  3. Choose File > New Event (or press Option-N).

  4. In the window that appears, type a name for the event, use the Library pop-up menu to choose a library to hold the event, and click OK (or press Return).

    If you want to include a new, untitled project, you can select the Create New Project checkbox. To customize settings for the new project, click Use Custom Settings. For more information, see Modify a project’s settings.

    The new event appears in the selected library.

  5. Move clips from other events into the new event, as necessary.