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Renaming Clips Final Cut Pro 6.0

If your a seasoned Final Cut Pro user, you may have figured out that managing how clips are named is a crucial step to managing your media.

In previous versions of Final Cut Pro, renaming a clip in the Browser window meant that it's referenced media no longer had a matching name. This could be disastrous if you attempted to manage your media (archive your media) for a later time.

New to Final Cut Pro 6.0 there is a function in the Browser will automatically match your clip names to their refernced media file names.

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There are two choices in the contextual menu within the Browser window.

-Clip to Match File
-File to Match Clip

The more likely scenerio is of the two would be 'File to Match Clip', since most users prefer renaming their clips directly within the Final Cut Pro Browser window.

All you need to do is rename each clip in your Browser window, then select the renamed clips. Next, right click on one of the highlighted clips and choose: 'File to Match Clip'

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This will dynamically adjust the names of the referenced media that your clips are pointing to.

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This is a great feature for Final Cut Pro users, because it eliminates a lot of media management problems down the road. This should give you one more reason to get the upgrade to Final Cut Pro 6.0

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