Working with Affiliate Clips

As you edit in Final Cut Pro, you create affiliate clips in any of the following ways:

Note: Copying an affiliate clip always produces another affiliate clip.

You can have Final Cut Pro display all affiliate clips that share the same master in the frontmost sequence in the Timeline.

To reveal all the affiliate clips in the Timeline
  1. Select the clip in the Browser, Viewer, or Timeline.

  2. Choose View > Reveal Affiliated Clips in Front Most Sequence.

To create a master clip from an affiliate clip in the Browser
Do one of the following:
  • Select an affiliate clip in the Browser, then choose Modify > Make Master Clip.

  • Control-click an affiliate clip in the Browser, then choose Make Master Clip from the shortcut menu.

    The selected clip becomes a master clip.

To create a master clip from an affiliate or independent clip in the Timeline
  • Drag the clip from the Timeline into the Browser.

When you drag the clip into the Browser the first time, the master clip is placed in the Browser. If you drag the clip into the Browser again, copies of the clip are placed in the Browser.