Match Frame Commands Used with Multiclips

The match frame commands in Final Cut Pro allow you to match a frame of a clip in the Canvas or Viewer with the exact same frame of the clip’s master or affiliate clip. This works in two ways, depending on whether you are working in the Canvas or the Viewer.

When you work with multiclips, you can choose to match to the original Browser multiclip, or to the master clip of the multiclip’s active angle.

To match the active multiclip angle in the Canvas to its master clip
  1. Move the playhead to a specific frame of the multiclip in the Timeline or Canvas.

  2. Choose View > Match Frame > Master Clip (or press F).

The master clip of the multiclip’s active angle is opened in the Viewer to the same frame as the active angle of the multiclip in the Canvas. This is a convenient way to get back to an angle’s master clip from within a multiclip.

To match the active multiclip angle in the Canvas to its associated multiclip in the Browser
  1. Select the multiclip in the Timeline, or place the Timeline playhead over the multiclip.

  2. Choose View > Match Frame > Multiclip Angle.

The multiclip in the Browser is opened in the Viewer to the same multiclip frame that appears in the Canvas, with the active angle highlighted.

To match the active multiclip angle in the Viewer to its associated multiclip in the Timeline
  1. Double-click a multiclip in the Browser to open it in the Viewer.

  2. Choose View > Match Frame >Multiclip Angle.

If the multiclip in the Viewer exists in the Timeline, and the active angle in the Viewer is also active in the Timeline, the Timeline playhead jumps to the frame that is displayed in the Viewer.