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Ann Marie
FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 19, 2018 at 10:30:39 pm

I am starting to log an hour-long documentary project. In the interview process, I have multiple questions in long clips. I have Ranged and Keyword tagged the different clips in the long clips and now I want to add log notes. I would like the notes/log notes to be specific on the individual ranges I have selected.

When I add notes to the range clip; either in Notes or in Keyword notes, the notes attach across all the range selections in the master clip. Is there a work around or correct process to do this? Thank you

FCP 10.4
Sierra 10.3.2


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 20, 2018 at 2:15:05 am

Using markers would be best for this situation.


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 20, 2018 at 3:22:17 am

Thank you for your response.

Would markers work if I want to be able to log clips? Can you export the text from markers? Also, aren't markers
only shown on the timeline and timeline index? I was looking to be able to view my log for my clips and separate them as they are to be used in the film. Can markers do this?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 20, 2018 at 5:25:26 pm

Just to be clear, you are saying you can’t add notes to specific keyword ranges?

If you put your Browser in list view, you can’t add notes to each keyword range on a clip? This should be possible, here’s a picture of notes on keyword range with a clip selected:



And here's what it looks like when the keyword is selected in the Browser:




Markers can be used in the browser, they also show in the timeline, and the text does make it in the XML and they searchable in the Browser, but they have some limitations when displaying the search.

I think adding notes to keyword ranges is better.

Jeremy


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 24, 2018 at 8:22:58 pm

Thank you. Yes, this is very close to what I am looking to do.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:25:34 pm

No prob.

Did you get it to work?


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 24, 2018 at 9:46:39 pm

Yes, I have been inputting my log notes in keywords. Thank you for your help. It is much appreciated.

However, the initial question I have still remains. = )

I called Apple and I asked how to add notes / log notes to a tagged range and not have the notes attach to the entire clip - something that could be done earlier with subclips. The person I spoke with was really great, knew what I was asking about, and had no internal Apple FCP solution on how to do it. He also recognized earlier this was possible with subclips and how helpful it is in editing. He is passing on my editor request to the FCP team. Hopefully, they will come up with something.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 26, 2018 at 2:41:20 pm

[Ann Marie] " called Apple and I asked how to add notes / log notes to a tagged range and not have the notes attach to the entire clip - "

In the example I provided, the notes were only on the tagged range (or keyword). The only note on the whole clip was “overall” note.

That is not what you are trying to accomplish? Notes on ranges?


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 26, 2018 at 5:50:44 pm

What I originally was asking about, and why I called Apple, is because, for example, like in the project I am currently working on - I have long clips for interviews for a documentary. In these long single clips may be 4 or 5 questions and answers. In the past, I would take the one long clip, blade it up where the questions are and add notes/log notes to each clip in the notes area for the cut clips. Really fast and effective way for me to work, everyone has there own editing style, this one works for me and some other editors I know and they have the same question I have.

In FCPX when you cut one long clip into smaller clips to organize, for example, Q & A, and you add notes the notes you add will then attach to the entire clip; even the cut pieces. So you then have to add another step by then doing keyword ranges to add notes. Bladding does not separate the note information on the clips that are cut. That's what I specifically was asking about. This is what Apple said is not possible at this time.

Thank you again for your help.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 26, 2018 at 7:35:08 pm

[Ann Marie] "So you then have to add another step by then doing keyword ranges to add notes. Bladding does not separate the note information on the clips that are cut."

My first step is always to add keywords.

In the scenario you propose, if the people get asked the same or similar questions, they get a keyword for that question. This, in effect, creates subclips. And in the notes section in the keyword, go the notes for that range, and that note is added only to that range (unless you add a note to the overall clip, and not just the keyword range). If you need to add specific notes to a specific point in time, you can do that with markers. If you look at keyword ranges sort of as subclips, you get a different set of notes that are different for each keyword without all the duplication of subclips.


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 26, 2018 at 10:10:16 pm

Yes, thank you. I know what you shared in regards to keywords and markers. As editors, we all work differently, that's what makes a creative field creative. The workflow you described for your self is great. I appreciate what you shared and know you are looking at how to make what I asked about work. Thank you. However, it is a different way of working and doesn't answer what I was asking about. However, no worries.

As I shared earlier, I spoke with Apple, the tech was aware of what I was asking in regards to clip and notes hopefully, they will have an answer. If and when I hear from them, I will post. Have a good day!


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Mark Smith
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 27, 2018 at 6:56:11 pm

If you select a range of a clip, say subject answers question 1 of 4 interview questions, then favorite the selection , you can add notes to the note field lets say a transcription of the answer. Once favorited, you can also change the name “favorite” to something more meaningful to you. the same range can also be keyworded if. You are so inclined .

This may solve your problem.


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Ann Marie
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 29, 2018 at 7:31:27 pm

Thank you. I will try what you suggested. Much appreciated.


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Mark Smith
Re: FCPX - How do you add Notes to a tagged range and not the entire clip?
on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:22:15 pm

This strategy should work for you. I ran into the same problem a while back and was perplexed for a bit till I figured this out.


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