Modify metadata views

You can create new metadata views or modify the ones that come with Final Cut Pro.

Create a new metadata view

  1. Select a clip.

  2. To open the Info inspector, click the Inspector button in the toolbar (shown below), and click the Info button at the top of the pane that appears.

    Inspector button in toolbar
  3. In the Info inspector, choose Edit Metadata View from the Metadata View pop-up menu.

  4. In the Metadata Views window, choose New Metadata View from the Action pop-up menu at the bottom-left corner of the window.

  5. Enter a name for the new metadata view, and press Return.

  6. To limit the number of properties to a specific group, such as EXIF or video properties, choose a property group from the Properties pop-up menu at the top of the window.

  7. To add a property to the metadata view, select the checkbox to the left of the property.

    Property checkboxes in Metadata Views window
  8. When you are satisfied with the metadata fields assigned to the metadata view, click OK.

The new metadata view is added to the Metadata View pop-up menu in the Info inspector.

Modify an existing metadata view

You can change the combination of metadata that appears in an existing metadata view. You can rename metadata fields, add or remove metadata fields, create custom metadata fields, and rearrange the order in which the metadata fields are displayed.

  1. Select a clip.

  2. Open the Info inspector.

  3. In the Info inspector, choose Edit Metadata View from the Metadata View pop-up menu.

  4. In the Metadata Views window, select the metadata view you want to change, and do any of the following:

    • To rename the metadata view: Double-click the metadata view name in the column on the left, enter a new name, and press Return.

    • To remove properties (metadata fields) from the metadata view: In the Property column, click the checkmark to the left of the property you want to remove.

    • To add properties (metadata fields) to the metadata view: In the Property column, select the checkbox to the left of the property you want to add.

    • To add a custom property (metadata field) to the metadata view: Choose Add Custom Metadata Field from the Action pop-up menu , enter a name and description for the new property, and click OK.

  5. When you are satisfied with the metadata fields assigned to the selected metadata view, click OK.

Duplicate a metadata view

If you want to create a new metadata view that contains most of the metadata fields in an existing metadata view, you can save time by duplicating the existing metadata view and then modifying it.

  1. Select a clip.

  2. Open the Info inspector.

  3. In the Info inspector, choose the metadata view you want to duplicate from the Metadata View pop-up menu, and then choose Save Metadata View As from the Metadata View pop-up menu.

  4. In the window that appears at the top of the Final Cut Pro window, enter a name for the new metadata view and click OK.

The new metadata view appears in the Metadata View pop-up menu in the Info inspector. Modify the new metadata view as needed.

Delete a metadata view

  1. Select a clip.

  2. Open the Info inspector.

  3. In the Info inspector, choose Edit Metadata View from the Metadata View pop-up menu.

  4. In the Metadata Views window, select the metadata view you want to delete in the column on the left, and choose Delete Metadata View from the Action pop-up menu in the lower-left corner.

The metadata view is removed from the left column of the Metadata Views window and from the Metadata View pop-up menu in the Info inspector.

Note: Deleting a metadata view does not delete metadata applied to a clip or its source media.