FCP X: Display Used, or Unused, Media in Project [video]

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In this short, video excerpt, Larry shows how to display which media clips you are either using in the currently open Final Cut project, or all media which is NOT in the current project.

Display Used or Unused Media in a Final Cut Pro X Project

TRT: 3:00 — MPEG-4 HD movie

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3 Responses to FCP X: Display Used, or Unused, Media in Project [video]

  1. Don Davis says:

    Awesome! You just saved me hours of work on 2 large projects I’m working on. Thank you!

  2. You have to be very careful about the view of unused media. If you are using it to determine if a clip has been used or not you can be easily misled. This is because, if you use just a range of clip, that range will indeed be excluded from the Unused Media view – BUT the rest of the media of the clip will now appear as TWO clips – one for each unused range. So you may thing that particular clip was not used.

    • Larry says:

      Hello, Mark!

      You are correct, it shows all media which is not used, not just which clips are unused.

      Thanks for pointing this out.


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