4. Import

Ingesting media into Final Cut Pro is when and where the postproduction workflow starts. This is also when the foundation for good media management is set. There are three main paths for ingesting media: importing from a camera (file- and tape-based), importing files, and importing from iMovie.

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Reimporting from a camera or an archive is covered in Chapter 11.

Import From a Camera (File-Based)

When importing from a supported camera, a card reader, or a folder of the device’s files, you can use File > Import from Camera. This method provides the benefits of simultaneously viewing all video files of the camera or device, joining ...

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