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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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3 Importing Media

Capturing footage from DV tape is not the only way of getting media to work with in Final Cut Express. This chapter is concerned with the process of importing the large range of file formats that Final Cut Express is capable of accepting and using as media. A very common misconception for beginners is that opening a file is the same thing as importing. This eventually leads to confusion over what needs to be backed up, what applications can deal with which sorts of files, etc. This misconception is totally unnecessary.

This chapter’s aim is to give the reader a clear understanding of the import process. Although we will only be working through two of the most common examples, importing CD audio tracks and Photoshop ...

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