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Robbie Carman: Hey there, I'm Robbie Carman. Rich Harrington: And I'm Rich Harrington. Robbie: In this week, Rich, we're going to talk about the all-important task of bringing footage into your NLE to start editing with it. Rich: Yeah, and it's not as simple as you might think. There are lots of choices you have to make. This week we're looking at Final Cut X and there's all sorts of things to consider. How are we getting it in there? What sort of card reader are you using? Are you going to be pulling that from a different location to a new location? Is it already on a hard drive and you're transferring it from maybe a field drive to your editing drive. Rob: Right.
Other choices we made, are you going to transcode the footage from it's original camera format to say another codec like ProRes for example here in Final Cut Pro X? Rich: Yeah. So there is a lot of decisions to be made and through the next couple of movies we're going to go ahead and show you the basic thought process that it takes to pull off successfully importing your footage. We're going to be working with some DSLR footage, mostly B-roll here. But the same thing will apply to other formats as well. Let's get started.
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