FCPXTRA Keywords


Mike Matzdorff

I think this is a GREAT bit of tech. congratulations!
(First Assistant Editor ‘Focus’, feat. Will Smith on Twitter)

Robert Does

Speeds up the process of transcribing. For me it is much faster than typing (2 finger typist)

Ben Balser

Bravo! Apple, you paying attention? Huge possibilities here to be built-in to the app. Apple, pay attention, please.

(Owner at Balser Productions, LLC, on fcp.co)


So tell me, what’s the big deal here?

 

THE POWER OF FINAL CUT PRO X IS IN USING KEYWORDS. WITH KEYWORDS YOU CAN ORGANISE TERABYTES OF STUFF AND FIND EVERYTHING QUICK AND EASY. BUT WITH FCPXTRA MAKING KEYWORDS BECOMES REAL MAGIC…

 

  • You can dictate, write and annotate everything you like with the click of a button.
  • Outline your interviews using your own voice with OSX Dictation.
  • Fill the ‘Notes’ section of Keywords, so you can order everything systematically and add as much metadata as you want.
  • Add symbols and colors to your keywords to recognise them easily in your Library.
  • Make sure you can store and find every possible word you can imagine and search for it, not only in the Library but also in your timeline.

 

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About me


Jan Willem den Bok

Jan Willem den Bok

Filmmaker

Hello.
I like making films, but I don’t like to waste my time.
FCPX is fast and efficient, but some functionalities, or better the lack of them, make FCPX needlessly clumsy.
That’s why I created my FCPXTRA-plugins. After I’ve been using them for my own purposes I met different people who’d love to use them as well.
So try them out for 5 days to see if they work for you. I hope you enjoy them…

Installation and Support

It\s easy to install FCPXTRA Keyword. Follow the instructions in this movie and start working with FCPXTRA Keyword.

Before you can use FCPXTRA Keyword you have to change some settings. This is because FCPXTRA Keyword uses GUI-scripting, which is an OSX-native functionality to control processes within any application, like Final Cut Pro. To set up, follow these instructions.

Question: How can I fill in my serial-number?

When you first install FCPXTRA Keyword you are asked to fill in your password.
If you want to fill in your password later, follow these steps.

  • Activate FCPXTRA Keyword
  • Choose ‘⚙️ Fill in your License Key’ and click ‘Next step’
  • Fill in your License Key that you have received by mail when you purchased FCPXTRA Keyword.

 

Question: I cannot install FCPXTRA Keywords

  • check if you have administrator-privileges
  • if so, ctrl-click on the FCPXTRA KEYWORD.pkg. A window will open. Now choose ‘Open’ and follow the install-procedure.

Question: Can I change the shortcut to activate FCPXTRA Keywords?

  • Yes, but not inside Final Cut Pro X Command Editor.
  • To change your shortcut, go to
    • System Preferences (open the application)
    • Keyboard (click icon)
    • Shortcuts (click tab)
    • Services (click)
    • Scroll down to ‘General’
    • Change your shortcut for your FCPXTRA Keyword Service

 

Question: FCPXTRA is not working properly.

Solution 1: Change your time-settings.

By default FCPXTRA Keyword is set to 20 milliseconds.  If FCPXTRA Keyword is running slow or not at all, try the following steps to make the script run faster or slower.

  • Activate FCPXTRA Keyword
  • Choose ‘Change CPU Time’ in the dialog-list and click ‘Next Step’
  • Try to set different milliseconds-values, ranging between 1-1000 ms.

 

Solution 2: If you work with dual screen-setup.

If you work with dual screen-setup in FCPX always make sure that your FCPXTRA Keyword dialog-window is on the same screen as your Browser, like the example in this picture.

Solution 3: Reinstall FCPXTRA Keyword

  • First uninstall FCPXTRA.
    • Go to ‘Applications’ folder
    • Go to ‘FCPXTRA Keyword’ folder
    • Open ‘Uninstall FCPXTRA Keyword’
  • Reinstall FCPXTRA

 

Solution 4: Check ‘Full Keyboard Access’ settings

  • To change your ‘Full Keyboard Access’ setting go to
    • System Preferences (open the application)
    • Keyboard (click icon)
    • Shortcuts (click tab)
    • Services (click)
    • Scroll down to ‘General’
    • Change your shortcut for your FCPXTRA Keyword Service

Solution 5: Check Language settings

Is your primary OSX Language setting set to anything else but English, German, French or Spanish (for instance Japanese, Chinese etc), then FCPXTRA will not work properly. Set your primary OSX language to English, German, French or Spanish

  • To change your ‘Language & Region’ setting go to
    • System Preferences (open the application)
    • Language & Region (click icon)

Question: my FCPXTRA Keyword is running too slow?

By default FCPXTRA Keyword is set to 20 milliseconds.  If FCPXTRA Keyword is running slow or not at all, try the following steps to make the script run faster or slower.

  • Activate FCPXTRA Keyword
  • Choose ‘Change CPU Time’ in the dialog-list and click ‘Next Step’
  • Try to set different milliseconds-values, ranging between 1-1000 ms.

Question: How do I uninstall FCPXTRA Keyword?

To uninstall FCPXTRA Keyword:

  • Open FCPXTRA Keyword-folder in your Applications-folder
  • Click Uninstall FCPXTRA-Keyword and follow instructions

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