3 Use the Filter pop-up menu, as described in the “Filter clips quickly by rating” steps above, to quickly filter the clips by rating. 4 Repeat step 3 until you find the clips you’re looking for.
Save searches as Smart Collections When you search for clips in an event using the Filter window, you can save your results by creating a new Smart Collection that gathers clips matching the search criteria. Anytime a new clip that matches the Smart Collection’s search criteria is brought into the event, the new clip is automatically added to the Smart Collection. Clips that appear in Smart Collections are not duplicates. Smart Collections filter clips in an event to help you focus on the clips you need to use for a specific task. Create a Smart Collection based on search criteria 1 In the Event Library, select an event. 2 Use the Filter window to search for clips based on specified criteria. 3 In the Filter window, click the New Smart Collection button. A new, untitled Smart Collection appears in the Event Library. 4 Type a name for the Smart Collection, and press Return. When you add clips to the event that match the Smart Collection’s search criteria, they’re automatically added to the Smart Collection. Change the contents of a Smart Collection 1 In the Event Library, double-click the Smart Collection whose contents you want to change. The Filter window for the Smart Collection appears.
2 Revise the search criteria in the Filter window. 3 When you’re finished specifying search criteria, close the Filter window. Note: Modifying a clip’s ratings or keywords in such a way that it no longer matches a Smart Collection’s search criteria results in the clip no longer appearing in the Smart Collection.
Chapter 5 Organize your media