Final Cut Pro X: Duplicate projects and clips

Duplicate projects and clips

Duplicating projects and clips is a fundamental technique in your editing workflow. For example, you can duplicate a project to work on a new version of it.

If you work on projects that contain compound clips and multicam clips, you can use the Duplicate as Snapshot command to create a self-contained backup version of a project that includes referenced compound clips or multicam “parent” clips. Changes you make to other instances of the compound clips or multicam clips do not affect the versions in the duplicate, so your project is protected from accidental changes. For more information about compound clips and multicam clips, see Compound clips overview and Multicam editing overview.

Duplicate projects and clips

  1. In the Libraries sidebar, select the event that contains the clips or projects you want to copy.

  2. In the browser, select the clips or projects you want to copy.

    Note: You can’t select clips and projects at the same time.

  3. Choose Edit > Duplicate (or press Command-D).

    The duplicate items appear in the browser next to the originals.

Duplicate projects as snapshots

When you duplicate a project as a snapshot, Final Cut Pro embeds copies of compound or multicam “parent” clips in the snapshot, so any changes to other instances of those clips do not affect the snapshot.

  1. In the Libraries sidebar, select the event that contains the project you want to duplicate as a snapshot.

  2. In the browser, select the project you want to copy.

  3. Choose Edit > Duplicate Project as Snapshot (or press Shift-Command-D).

    The duplicate project appears in the browser with the word “Snapshot” and the date and time appended to the project name.

Published Date: Mar 22, 2019
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