Manipulating Items in the Find Results Window
When you do a search for multiple items, Final Cut Pro displays the list of found items
in the Find Results window. The items displayed in the Find Results window are literally
identical to the items in the Browser. They are not copies of found clips, but the clips
themselves, shown in a new context. Selecting an item in the Find Results window also
selects the item in the Browser.
A list of unused clips is
displayed in the Find
Organizing Footage in the Browser
By narrowing down all of the clips in your project to the results of your search, you can
conveniently do things like:
Â Find all the clips that start with “Eiffel” and “Paris,” and then select all the found clips
in the Find Results window and drag them into a new bin in the Browser.
Â Find all the clips from reel 002 and reel 002A, and then select the clips in the Find
Results window and drag them to a bin in the Browser labeled “002.”
Â Find all the clips with the Good property unselected (in other words, bad takes),
select the found clips in the Find Results window, and then remove those clips from
The Find Results window works in much the same way as the Browser, and you can do
many of the same operations:
Â Delete found items from a project.
Â Move or copy found items to another location in the Browser.
Â Sort and display found items.
Â Edit found items into a sequence.
Â Perform additional searches and combine the results.
Â Modify information in Browser columns for found clips.
For example, you can find all clips not used in your sequences (unused media) and set
the Good column to No for all clips in the Find Results window. You could also assign
the same label to all of the clips in the Find Results window.
To modify an item property for a group of found clips:
Perform a Find All search.
Searching for Items in the Browser
” on page 31.
In the Find Results window, press Command-A to select all items in the window.
Control-click in the column for the item property you want to modify, then choose a
new option from the shortcut menu.
Control-click in a
column, then choose
the desired option.
Organizing Footage and Preparing to Edit
To see where found items are in the Browser:
Select the desired items in the Find Results window, then click Show in Browser.
To delete found items:
Select the desired items in the Find Results window, then click Remove from Project.
Note: As with deleting any clips in the Browser, the media on your scratch disk is not
deleted. Only the clips in the project file are removed. Removing multiple clips from a
project via the Find Results window can be undone.
To search for items within the Find Results window:
With the Find Results window active, choose Edit > Find (or press Command-F).
Enter your search criteria, then select search options.
For more information, see “
About Search Options
” on page 28.
Choose Add to Find Results from the Results pop-up menu.
Click Find All.
The new results of your search replace the previous content in the Find Results window.