Media Acquisition:Logging and Capturing
In order to build a project, you need media to work with. Media is much more than just the video or audio that you capture. The term media refers to any content that you use in a project. This can be video and audio captured from tape, audio imported from an audio CD, or anything else you bring into FCP to use in your sequences. You can also use image files created in such applications 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.