7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2013 5:26 AM by hubh
russellfromtumacacori Level 1 (0 points)

I have a nice long compound clip and I want to save smaller sections of it to Events... they won't save. I thought this was part of the original presentation on FCPX... ?

Final Cut Pro X, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    What vesion are you using? In the current version compound clips are saved in the browser. You can duplicate a compound and edit poritions of it.

  • russellfromtumacacori Level 1 (0 points)

    This did answer my question completely. Thanks so much. Sometimes I just have to be reminded of what I already know... sadly. I appreciate your taking the time to answer. I am, BTW, using the latest version. I always update.

  • hubh Level 1 (0 points)


    I have version 10.7.  I have created a few compound clips & now I find myself changing some of them slightly as the project evolves.  Is there any way of saving the altered clip or do I need to create a new compound clip every time ? I end up with too many compound clips & when I try to trash them it won't let me because the media is used by FCP. Where am I going wrong ? Any links to a tutorial ?


  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    I'm not clear. Do you want to save both the original and the altered version? And change to a clip in a compound that you make is changed in every use of the compound clip. If you want to save a lot if different versions you can do that, but they will pile up.

  • hubh Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Tom,

    thanks for getting back on this.  What I found is After I saved a sequence (i.e. compound clip) in the Event browser & then bring this compound clip back into the timeline and make alterations I end up with another compound clip rather than just save the altered compound clip.  Have I confused you enough ?  :-)



  • Tom Wolsky Level 10 (115,510 points)

    You have. If you make a compound clip in the browser and edit it into the sequence, you can make changes to either the compound clip in the browser or the timeline. How exactly are you making the changes? To edit a compound clip you open it in the timeline, make the changes and return to the project. Not sure exactly what you're doing, but editing inside a compound clip will not create a new a compound clip.

  • hubh Level 1 (0 points)


    thank you for questioning as to what I am doing because it made me realise that after making the changes in a compound clip I created another compound clip instead of just simply returning as you say to the project.

    thank once again