Modify share attributes

Share attributes are project and clip metadata that is included with exported files. You can view and modify share attributes in the Share inspector.

Share inspector showing attribute fields

Show and modify share attributes for a clip or project

  1. Select a clip or project.

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

    Inspector button in toolbar
  3. If the attributes for the selection aren’t shown, move the pointer over Attributes and click Show.

    Share inspector with Show button for Attributes section
  4. Type new text in an attribute field.

    If you type a word or phrase that has been defined as an attribute, the attribute (a word or phrase in a blue bubble) appears after you finish typing.

    Share inspector showing attribute fields

Modify the attribute fields that are displayed in the Share inspector

  1. Select a clip or project.

  2. Open the Share inspector.

    The Share inspector contains a pop-up menu you can use to customize attribute fields.

    Share inspector with Attributes pop-up menu
  3. Using the Attributes pop-up menu, do any of the following:

    • To add an attribute field: Choose the field name (so that there’s a checkmark next to it).

      Fields with a checkmark are shown in the Share inspector and exported with your clip or project.

      Options in Attributes pop-up menu in Share inspector
    • To remove an attribute field: Choose the field name (so that there’s no checkmark next to it).

    • To show only the Final Cut Pro default attribute fields: Choose Show Default Fields.

      Choosing this option displays only the Title, Description, Creator, and Tags fields.

      Important: The default fields cannot be removed.

    • To save the selected attribute fields as your default set: Choose Save as Default.

    • To display your default set of attribute fields: Choose Update to Default.

Modify attributes automatically displayed in a Share inspector field

You can set the attributes that appear automatically in an attribute field.

  1. In the Share inspector, choose Edit Share Fields from the Attributes pop-up menu.

  2. In the Edit Share Fields window, select an attribute field from the list on the left.

    The attributes assigned to the selected field appear in the Format field.

    Edit Share Fields window
  3. To edit the selected attribute field, do any of the following:

    • To add an attribute: Drag an attribute (a word or phrase in a blue bubble) from the middle of the window to the Format field. You can also type the attribute name in the field.

    • To add text: Type a word or phrase in the Format field at the top of the window.

    • To create a custom name attribute: Enter a word or phrase in the Custom Name field at the bottom of the window, and drag the Custom Name attribute to the Format field.

      Tip: Because the custom name attribute appears in the Format field as “Custom Name,” you can use it for long phrases or sentences and still easily view the other attributes and text in the Format field.

    • To remove an attribute or text: Select the attribute or text and press Delete.

    As you add and remove attributes, the example (below the Format field) shows your changes.

  4. When you’re done, click OK.