You can bring media into Final Cut Pro in three ways:
Capture and transfer involve copying/transcoding media into the scratch disk. Import does not copy media—the original media, such as stills or music, is simply referenced inside the project.
Do not be tempted to treat the capture or transfer process as a final edit phase. Think of the entire production and post-production process as an upside-down wedding cake. You will usually be reducing the size (or duration) of a clip as it progresses from raw camera footage down to the final edited clip in the sequence.
You can get media ...