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simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ? 07 Jul 2017 01:03 #89262

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Hello there,

Does anybody know if if it is somehow possible to simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ?
I want to rename the favorites to a description of the dialog and then filter to favorites only to browse through my clips. Problem is that when I filter to favorites only, the lines appearing for each favorite are : clip name, favorites, and keywords. That means a lot of unnecessary lines (clip name and keywords). I want only to display the dialog description (highlighted lines in the picture, really ONLY the favorites). Is that possible somehow ?

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simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ? 08 Jul 2017 09:58 #89276

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Judging by the sheer amount of answers, I am tempted to concluded that there is no way to do what I explained above. It's a little bit of a shame though since filtering for favorites creates a more complicated list to handle than not filtering for favorites ... :P
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simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ? 08 Jul 2017 11:29 #89277

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Filtering for Favorites does just that, shows you only favorite ranges. More complicated? No, just things get cut up. There could be a column for favorites so we can sort by Favorite name. If you do a text search, you can isolate by favorite re-name, as that metadata is searched. Fill out the feedback form. If enough users need this, and fill out the feedback form, it'll have more of a chance to be developed.

Now, if you want to see the dialog descriptions, First, filter by favorites. Next you can Option-click the "Clips" header section at the top of the list (you have two, Project and Clips). This will open (or close) all disclosure arrows at the same time. And you can configure your column headers so Comments is next to Name. But keywords will still be shown. I don't find it to be too much of an issue. And I use Favorite a lot.

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simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ? 08 Jul 2017 14:19 #89281

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ronfya wrote:
Judging by the sheer amount of answers, I am tempted to concluded that there is no way to do what I explained above. It's a little bit of a shame though since filtering for favorites creates a more complicated list to handle than not filtering for favorites ... :P

I totally understand you, and I sent feedback about this already. Meanwhile, waiting for our wish to be fulfilled, if ever, here is my workaround:

In list view, I evaluate my footage, synch it, favor it, reject it, tag it and rename it. Given I only use a snippet of a whole clip as favorit, I just rename the source clip, not the subclip (favorite). Now if I made several selections from one long clip, I only rename the "mother" nonetheless. Why? Because clip names may not be the stupidest way to find something later on, but you have to admit it's by far not the only way.

Different strokes for different folks, but my personal preference for the "Edit pane" is filmstrip view. Because at this stage, I already know all pre-selected clips well enough, and I like to overview them like a contact print. I also opened a thread in which I asked for custom posterframes, but I finally accepted that the clips are not represented as thumbnails but as filmstrips, and so be it.

Additionally to the generated thumbnails there, I see the renamed names over them. If two or three subclips then share the same name (as they really shouldn't, don't get me wrong!), I still have enough information to distinguish them.

My own complaint is not that the way FCP X treats this handicaps me in any way, I just find it to be illogical and inelegant. Somebody once said (asked how you would create a subclip in FCP X, the way you did in FCP7), see FCP X as a subclip editor. Great, then we should be able to blend out the rest, wouldn't that be consequent?
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simplify the browser filter results to favorites lines only ? 09 Jul 2017 05:15 #89287

… interesting find, never realised, you can hide ANY column - EXCEPT 'name' of a clip … which is, in my workflow, of less interest, esp. when doing multi-camera recordings, lots of 'clip0001' – entropy=zero :lol:

ok, for some projects I auto-rename clips … then, indeed, the 'name' gives me some info.

funny, that the master of simplicity, Apple, makes it so 'difficult' to filter unnecessary 'info' … and I don't see a concept why 'name' is preferred/an exception? … I can imagine situations, when e.g. CreationDate is of only importance... hmm?

room for improvement => enhancement request …
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