Final Cut Pro X: Rate clips as favorite or rejected

Rate clips as favorite or rejected

If your clips contain sections that you don’t like or might never want to use in a project—because they’re blurry, for example—you can mark them as rejected. You can easily rate the clips you like and don’t like as you review them. When you’re ready to edit your project, you can focus on your best footage by choosing to display only those clips you marked as favorite. You can also delete your rejected clips’ source media files to free up storage space.

Green favorite lines and red rejected lines at the top of clips in the browser

Rate clips

  1. In the browser, select a range, a clip, or multiple clips you want to rate.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • If you like the selection: Press the F key (or choose Mark > Favorite).

      In the browser, a green line appears at the top of frames you’ve marked as favorite.

      Green favorite lines at the top of clips in the browser
    • If you don’t like the selection: Press the Delete key (or choose Mark > Reject).

      A red line appears at the top of frames you’ve marked as rejected.

      Red rejected lines at the top of clips in the browser

      Note: If you chose Hide Rejected from the Filter pop-up menu at the top of the browser, clips marked as rejected disappear from view. For more information, see Find clips and projects in events.

Remove ratings from clips

  1. Make sure the clips you want to work with appear in the browser.

    You might need to choose a new option, such as All Clips, from the Filter pop-up menu at the top of the browser so that all the clips you need to access are visible. For more information, see Find clips and projects in events.

    The Filter pop-up menu
  2. In the browser, select the clips whose rating you want to remove, and press the U key (or choose Mark > Unrate).

    The green or red line at the top of the clips disappears.

    Clips in the browser with ratings removed

    Note: An orange line along the bottom of an event clip indicates that the clip is being used in the current project (the project that is open in the timeline). To turn this view on or off, choose View > Browser > Used Media Ranges. For more information about these markings, see Colored lines marking event clips.

Published Date: Apr 17, 2017
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