I was recently playing around with roles in Final Cut Pro X (roles were introduced in the 10.0.1 update to FCPX). However after having added some roles to a project i decided that acutally i’d named those roles wrong and didn’t want to use them.
This is where the problem began i went to delete them in the role editor window. I’m not sure if this is a bug or if it’s intended to work this way, but basically i couldn’t delete them and wondered why, it turns out that you have to do the following to delete roles.
- Remove the role from any clip on a timeline (FCPX won’t let you remove a role if it’s assigned)
- Restart FCPX (Not 100% sure why we have to restart, something must happen on start up of FCPX)
- You should now be able to go in and use backspace/delete to the role.
This is the way i managed to do it above, let me know if anyone finds any other ways to do it.