Saving and Using Custom Column Layouts
You can create customized column layouts and save them for easy access at any time.
For example, some editors prefer to have the Master Comment 1 column after the
Name column, so they don’t have to scroll to that column all the time to review the
assistant editor’s notes. The custom column layouts you save appear in the shortcut
menu that appears when you Control-click any column heading in the Browser except
the Name column.
To save a custom column layout:
Rearrange the Browser columns the way you want them to appear.
Note: The Name column always appears on the far left and cannot be moved.
Control-click any column heading, then choose Save Column Layout from the
In the Save dialog, choose where you want to save the layout, change its name if you
like, then click Save.
Custom column layout files are saved by default to the following folder location:
/Users/username/Library/Preferences/Final Cut Pro User Data/Column Layouts/
To open a custom column layout:
Control-click any column heading in the Browser except Name, then choose a custom
layout from the shortcut menu.
If you have placed column layouts in a location other than the default folder
mentioned above, you will need to open them using the Load Column Layout
command in the shortcut menu.
To open a custom column layout that is not in the default location:
Control-click any column heading in the Browser except Name, then choose Load
Column Layout from the shortcut menu.
In the Choose a File dialog, navigate to the location where the column layout is stored,
select it, then click Choose.
Tip: You can also save and use custom column layouts in the Find Results window,
following the same instructions you use for the Browser. Any custom column layouts
created in the Browser can be used in the Find Results window, and vice versa.