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Removing unused keywords ? 07 Jul 2019 10:22 #100390

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Hi all,

using keywords in FCPX is a great way to organise and search for clips. However, it is quite easy to add keywords accidentally by mistyping them. It seems these mis-typed keywords stay in FCPX for ever, because they keep showing up when creating a smart collection existing of a selection of keywords. Even if there is not a single clip left with the wrong keyword, it is still selectable when creating an smart collection.

Is there a way to get rid of these obsolete keywords ?
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Removing unused keywords ? 07 Jul 2019 13:52 #100392

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If you create the Smart Collection using Keywords before you remove a keyword, yes, it stays in there. But if you remove the Keyword category from the Smart Collection, close that window, reopen it and add Keyword back, it's gone. A little quirk, but not horrible.
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Removing unused keywords ? 08 Jul 2019 13:56 #100396

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Thank you for your reaction.

Unfortunately that seems not to be the way it works. Some keywords are not used at all, nor in clips nor in any collection but they still exist when selecting keywords for a collection.
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Removing unused keywords ? 08 Jul 2019 23:38 #100400

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I've just tested it, and yes, it did work that way for me. The keyword has to stop being used anywhere to disappear completely. That included Smart Collections and the Keyword Collection itself.
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Removing unused keywords ? 10 Jul 2019 15:20 #100410

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Yes, well, with me it isn't. Unless somewhere in the dark catacombs of FCPX there still is a keyword hidden that does not show up in any event or collection,
Will just have to live with it, I assume

Thanks for answering
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