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Organizing your Footage > Searching for Clips

Searching for Clips

Final Cut Pro is a powerful editor capable of referencing to thousands of clips stored on the hard drives of your computer. As the editor you have to know what footage is there and how to get to it. It is all very well to know that it is there somewhere – if you can't find it you are lost.

The most useful database of all is the human mind. An editor will constantly refer to the list in their mind to retrieve a shot ephemerally before actually doing so electronically.

When working on a large project, with hundreds or thousands of separate clips, you need a system to find what you need. Providing you have taken care to label each of your clips in a way that is easy for you to identify, you will then be able to search for any clip in your project. Apple has made this possible in an extremely simple and elegant way.


  

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