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Final Cut Pro X: Making the Transition by Larry Jordan

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4. Managing Media

All editing software tries to make working with media as easy as possible. Final Cut Pro X is no different in this respect. But, what is different is how it manages media. Unlike any other editing system, FCP X is designed from the ground up to work with tapeless media, which is media recorded to cards and hard disks, not videotape. Working tapeless requires changing how you think about media and changing how your editing system works with media.

Managing this media is what this chapter is all about.

Overview

Apple’s goal with Final Cut Pro X was to create a rock-solid, single-user media workflow that helps editors avoid losing media. To do this, Apple consolidated the Import, Log and Capture, and Log and Transfer screens used ...

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