Changing Sequence Settings

You can change individual settings for a sequence, such as image height or codec, or you can change all the settings at once by loading a sequence preset (which is simply a set of predefined sequence settings).

To view and change individual settings for a sequence
  1. Select a sequence in the Browser or in the Timeline.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Sequence > Settings, or press Command-0 (zero).

    • Control-click the sequence’s icon, then choose Settings from the shortcut menu.

  3. In the Sequence Settings window, click a tab, change its settings, then click OK.

    Figure. Sequence Preset Editor window showing the General tab.
To change sequence settings using a new sequence preset
  1. Select a sequence in the Browser.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Choose Sequence > Settings, or press Command-0 (zero).

    • Control-click the sequence’s icon, then choose Settings from the shortcut menu.

  3. Click the Load Sequence Preset button.

    Figure. Select Sequence Preset dialog.
  4. Choose a new preset from the pop-up menu in the Select Sequence Preset dialog, then click OK.

    Important: Final Cut Pro does not allow you to change the editing timebase of a sequence once it contains clips. If you load a sequence preset with a different editing timebase, the editing timebase remains unchanged.