Final Cut Pro X: Display and change clip metadata

Display and change clip metadata

You can use the Info inspector to view and change the metadata for a clip or group of clips selected in the browser or timeline.

The Info inspector, with the Info button highlighted at the top

The Share inspector also displays metadata that is exported with a shared clip or project. For more information, see View and change metadata shared with projects.

View a clip’s metadata

  1. Select one or more clips in the browser or the timeline.

  2. If the inspector isn’t already shown, do one of the following:

    • Choose Window > Show in Workspace > Inspector (or press Command-4).

    • Click the Inspector button on the right side of the toolbar.

      The Inspector button in the toolbar
  3. Click the Info button at the top of the inspector.

    The Info button

Metadata for the selected clip or group of clips is displayed in fields in the Info inspector.

The Info inspector showing metadata for a clip selection

Switch metadata views in the Info inspector

You can change the metadata fields shown in the Info inspector.

  1. Select one or more clips in the browser or the timeline.

  2. Open the Info inspector.

  3. Click the Metadata View pop-up menu in the bottom-left corner of the Info inspector and choose a metadata view.

    The Metadata View pop-up menu in the Info inspector

    Note: If you create custom metadata views, they also appear in the pop-up menu.

Change a clip’s metadata

  1. Select a clip in the browser or the timeline.

  2. Open the Info inspector.

  3. Click the Metadata View pop-up menu in the bottom-left corner of the Info inspector, then choose a metadata view that contains fields for the metadata you want to change.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Click in a text field to make it active, then enter the text you want to include.

      Note: If you can’t click in a text field, it means the field can’t be edited. Some EXIF metadata fields, for example, can’t be edited.

    • Click the pop-up menu for the metadata you want to change, then choose an option.

Tip: You can also change the Content Created date and time of your source clips in the browser. Just select one or more clips, then choose Modify > Adjust Content Created Date and Time.

Rearrange the fields in a metadata view

  • In the Info inspector, drag the metadata labels into a different order.

Published Date: Apr 12, 2018
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