Quicktips 2011 Day 04: Save a comment specific column layout in FCP

February 4, 2011 – I like to save a specific bin column layout for comments only and then edit to my liking

When you’re using the View as List setting in a Final Cut Pro bin there are several columns that are labeled as comment columns of some type. All of those comment column headings can be edited and customized (as was discussed during the last 28 Days of Quicktips). I also like to save a column-only template for editing and taking notes.

If I’m working on a project that’s going to be particularly notes heavy during the edit I often make use of my Comment bin column template. I first hid all the FCP bin columns except Master comments 1 – 4 and the Comment A and B column.


I then saved that layout as a custom layout called All comments (amongst all of the other layouts I’ve saved):


Then when I have a lot of notes to make per clip during the logging, organization and discovery process of an edit I can call up the All comments template and edit the headings to my liking:


I then end up with something that reflects the notes I need to log:


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Scott Simmons was born in rural West Tennessee and didn't really realize that movies and tv had to be made by actual people until he went to college. After getting degrees in both Television Production…

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