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Learn how to build and refine your story with the redesigned editing toolset in Final Cut Pro X. In this course, author Ashley Kennedy focuses on getting you comfortable with each aspect of the editing process in Final Cut—from preparation and organization, to editing and refining, to audio and effects, to media management and exporting. Each stage of the postproduction workflow is explained thoroughly and concisely, and uses real-world examples from both narrative and documentary workflows.
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If you have iMovie projects or events you can very easily promote them to work in Final Cut Pro X. Let's look at how. To import a single iMovie project I just come up to File and then Import and then iMovie Project. I then navigate to my iMovie Project so I'm in my Movies folder and iMovie Projects and here it is. I'll go ahead and choose Import, and as you can see everything came in great. I have all my edits, my audio, my titles, as well as my transitions. And now in Final Cut I can tweak this further however I like, and also take a look up here in my Event Library I also have access to the associated events that go with this project.
Now speaking of events let's take a look at how we can bring in iMovie events without regard to specific Projects. So to do that I am going to go ahead and just delete these events for now. Right-click and move Events to Trash and these Events are in use, because I do have a project associated with it. You can take a look at what happens to a project when you delete its events, all the media goes offline as we knew it would. I'll go ahead and back out to the project library and then just delete this project so that we don't have to look at the offline media.
If we come back out to File and Import, and this time iMovie Event Library, it's going to say your iMovie Event library will be imported into Final Cut Pro. And then it also says if you have already imported iMovie Events into Final Cut Pro only the new stuff is going to be imported here. So it is as simple as it sounds, I am just going to press OK and Final Cut is going to analyze all of the events and here we go! Everything is brought in, and I can begin using it in my Final Cut Environment.
So, as you can see, promoting your iMovie Projects and Events is easy. No matter how long ago you worked on this material, You can bring it forward and then hit the ground running working with your iMovie material in Final Cut Pro.
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