6. Importing Footage

In This Chapter

Importing from File-Based Cameras

Importing from Tape-Based Devices and Live Cameras

Import Settings

Importing Files

Importing from iPhoto, Aperture, or Photo Booth

Importing from iTunes

Importing from iMovie

Importing Live Audio

One of the things that differentiates Final Cut Pro from most other software is that you can’t really do anything until you import some files. In most programs, you can create a document from scratch and begin working, but with a video editor, you need to start with some existing video.

This video will invariably come from one of three sources: a file-based camera, such as most modern camcorders, cell phones, DSLRs, Flips, GoPros, and so on; a tape-based camera, such as legacy DV ...

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