Capturing footage from tape is not the only way of acquiring media to work with in FCP. This chapter is concerned with the process of importing the large range of file formats that FCP is capable of accepting and using as media. A very common misconception for beginners is that opening a file is the same 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 Audio CD tracks and Photoshop image files, the import process in ...