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  1. #1 Keytag or "bin" sections of a clip in Media Composer? 
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    In FCPX you can mark favorites and add keys to sections of clips. Does Media Composer have something similar to this? (I'm considering switching over).
    Lets say we have a clip that is 10 minutes long with an owl, a bat and a lion. Can I add bins or key tags/markers that I can search and it will scrub to this position in the clip?

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    You can make subclips or use extended markers.

    If you want to see the entire clip with "favorite" sections then use the extended markers. If you want to see just your favorites (like when you fliter to show Favorites in FCPX) then you would subclip everything out. It's not as elegant as FCPX, but it works, and in some ways has some big advantages.
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    Thanks for the help Michael!
    So a subclip is just a saved in/out point and you can drag this to a bin as I understand? So I can have a bin called "owl" and it only shows the owl? And then I can search for this bin.
    And as I understand I can do a similar thing with extended markers, I add a section and then I call it "good take", "owl" etc and then I can search for these markers. Is that how media is normally organized?

    Is it also possible to hide a section of a clip which is bad? For example often when I shot handheld the first 2 seconds are shaky since I'm pressing record. In FCPX I would just mark this section and press Delete which would hide it. I guess an indirect way would be to create sub clips which is the "good" part but that sounds like more work. Another idea could be to trim the source files before bringing them into Media Composer.

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    You can't hide a portion of a clip.

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