3 Bring It In: Importing Your Footage

“The browser isn’t about the glamor, but it’s full of good ideas, like your accountant.”

— Mike Matzdorff, father, editor, author, writer/director, post-production trailblazer, and cohost of Unauthorized FCPX, miguma.com

Now that you have a grasp of the basics of the user interface and you know how to get good shots, I’ll show you how a good edit should begin — by bringing your media into the app. You’ll understand your options for media management, how to set up a new Library, the subtle differences between different kinds of import operations, all about transcoding and proxies, how to sync up multiple cameras and dual-system audio, and the basics of Roles.

Roles are a feature that’s unique to FCP. Applying ...

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