Final Cut Pro X: Add and remove markers

Add and remove markers

It’s easy to add and remove markers. If you add markers to clips in the browser, the markers are visible in both filmstrip view and list view. When you add clips with markers to the timeline, the markers are visible in both the timeline and the timeline index.

Add a marker to a clip in the browser or the timeline

  1. To specify where you want to add a marker, do one of the following:

    • Skim to the location.

    • Play the clip, and when the playhead reaches the location where you want to add a marker, press the Space bar to stop playback.

    The playhead positioned on a clip in the timeline

    For more information about positioning the skimmer and the playhead, see Navigate within your project.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Add a marker: Choose Mark > Markers > Add Marker (or press M).

      Tip: To add markers on the fly, just press M while playing a clip.

    • Add a marker and show the marker’s information: Choose Mark > Markers > Add Marker and Modify (or press Option-M). For more information about viewing marker information, see Edit marker information and change marker types.

    The marker appears at the top of the clip in the browser or the timeline.

    A marker appearing at the playhead position on a clip in the timeline

    Event clip markers also appear in the filmstrip and text list in the browser in list view.

    Markers shown on a clip selected in the browser in list view

Remove a marker

Do one of the following:

  • Navigate to a marker, then choose Mark > Markers > Delete Marker (or press Control-M).

  • Select one or more clips, then choose Mark > Markers > Delete Markers in Selection.

  • Double-click a marker to show the marker controls, then click the Delete button.

  • Control-click the marker you want to remove, then choose Delete Marker.

Published Date: Mar 22, 2019
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