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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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2 Getting Your Footageinto Final Cut Express

What Is Media and What Is Capturing?

In order to build a project, you need media to work with. Media is much more than just video or audio that you capture from Firewire. The term media refers to any content that you use in a project. This can range from video and audio captured from DV tape to audio imported from an audio CD. You can also use image files created in applications such as Adobe Photoshop or image sequences from compositing applications such as Adobe After Effects, Discreet Combustion, or Pinnacle Systems Commotion. You can even import special vector-based files such as the Macromedia Flash file format. In short, you can use nearly anything you can create elsewhere.

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