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Chapter 4. Managing Clips > Finding Clips

Finding Clips

Even the most organized person can lose track of a clip, particularly when a project contains a lot of clips. Here’s how to find one from the Media window.

To find a clip:

1.
In the Media window, click the Find button (Figure 4.52).

Figure 4.52. In the Media window, click the Find button.


The Find dialog box appears. It contains two lines of search criteria (Figure 4.53).

Figure 4.53. In the Find dialog box, enter search criteria.


2.
From the Column pull-down menu, choose a category by which to search.

Find options match the columns of the Media window’s list view.

3.
From the Operator pull-down menu, choose a limiting option.

4.
In the Find What field, enter search content.

5.
To narrow the search, specify another column, another operator, and more search content in the next line.

6.
For Match, choose an option:

  • All

  • Any

7.
To find only items that match the capitalization of the item you’re searching for, select Case Sensitive.

8.
Click Find.

If a clip meets your criteria, it’s selected in the Media window (Figure 4.54).

Figure 4.54. If a clip meets your criteria, it’s selected in the Media window.


9.
To search for other clips that meet the search criteria, click Find again.

If an additional clip meets your criteria, it’s selected in the Media window.

10.
Repeat step 9 until you find the clip you’re searching for or finish searching.

11.
Click Done to close the Find dialog box.

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