Depending on your source footage, Final Cut Pro X may assign clip names based on the metadata associated with the clips, such as the date and time each was shot. Folks used to logging clips before import may find this automatic renaming confusing, but it's actually very easy to rename your clips any way that you like after importing. You can rename each manually; you can choose to assign the original camera file names to each clip; but most importantly, you have access to all the metadata stored in Final Cut Pro X (both metadata that is automatically created and that which you enter yourself) to build custom names for your clips that can then be used to batch rename your clips.
This custom batch renaming feature, coupled with the ability to group and arrange your event clips by various methods (content created date, date imported, role, file type, camera name, etc.) and the ability to create keyword collections and smart collections mean that you can very quickly sort through a large amount of material to find just the clips you want, when you want.
In this week's episode of MacBreak Studio, Steve Martin from Ripple Training shows us how to add metadata to clips, and then how to use that meta data to create and assign a custom name to event clips.