Rename clips, events, and projects
Renaming a clip affects only that instance of the clip. For example, if you add a clip from the Browser to the Timeline, copy clips between events, or copy clips within the Timeline, each of these clip instances (copies) is independent of the others and can have its own name.
As your project evolves, you may want to rename an event so that it more accurately reflects the clips it contains. You can rename events in the Libraries list.
Important: Renaming a clip in Final Cut Pro does not rename the clip’s source media file on disk.
Rename a clip or a project in the Browser
To rename a clip or project in filmstrip view: Click the clip’s or project’s name, and type a new name.
To rename a clip or project in list view: Click the clip’s or project’s name, press Return, and type a new name.
You can also rename a project in project settings. For more information, see Modify a project’s settings.
Rename an event
Rename a clip in the Timeline Index
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).
Click the Clips button at the top of the Timeline Index.
Click the Name field for a clip, and type a new name.