Figure 4.18 Two keywords displayed in the Keyword Editor.
You can delete a keyword from an entire clip or just from the selected sections within a clip:
• To remove a keyword from a clip, choose a clip in the Event Browser, select the keyword that you want
to delete in the Keyword Editor, and press Delete.
• To remove all keywords from a clip, choose a clip in the Event Browser and press the Remove All Key-
words button in the Keyword Editor or just press Control+0.
• To delete a Keyword Collection, Control-click on the Collection in the Event Library and choose Delete
Keyword Collection or select the Collection in the Event Library and press +Delete. Deleting a Keyword
Collection removes the keyword from any previously tagged media.
Working with Keyword Collections
Once a keyword is created, Final Cut Pro adds it to a list of keyboard shortcuts inside the Keyword Editor. You
can access this list by clicking on the disclosure triangle beneath the Keyword Editor's name field (see Figure
4.19). This allows you to quickly tag a clip by using a keyboard shortcut. You can populate this list of shortcuts
by clicking on the name field beside each number and typing in a keyword of your own. A keyword is easily re-
moved from the list by selecting it and pressing Delete.
Figure 4.19 Keywords shortcuts displayed in the Keyword Editor.
To assign a keyword to a clip using a keyboard shortcut, select the clip in the Event Browser and press Control
plus one of the nine numbers listed in the Keyword Editor. To tag a clip with an already existing keyword, drag
the clip from the Event Browser onto a Keyword Collection in the Event Library.
Any keywords that you create depend on the kind of projects you're working on and on how you want to organ-
ize your rushes. For example, you may want a collection of all the interior shots or all the clips featuring a par-
ticular character from a movie. Let's see this in action by creating a collection of all the clips that features the