Join Diana Weynand for an in-depth discussion in this video Importing footage, part of Documentary Editing with Final Cut Pro X v10.0.9.
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When you shoot your own documentary, you might begin the editing process by attaching the…camera's media card to the computer, launching Final Cut Pro, and then importing the footage…directly from the card.…In this project, however, the assets have already been organized into exercise files…you will use to edit.…But before you begin working with those files, let's continue looking at ways to organize…the Assets as if you were working with raw footage someone gave you.…First, you'll want to import the files, and if you remember on the desktop we had a folder called Raw Footage.…
So we're going to break the importing process up into a few steps, and you'll see why in just a minute.…But let's start with the video footage.…Remember, in the previous movie, you organized the footage into four different folders based on locations.…Now, when you import based on a folder, or import an entire folder, what will that do?…Of course, Final Cut Pro will add a keyword with the name of the folder to that clip.…If we selected video and imported these clips, the word Video would be added as a keyword…
This course is part of a series that looks at documentary editing from the point of view of 3 different editors in 3 different editing applications. For more insight on editing documentary projects, take a look at Documentary Editing with Avid Media Composer and Documentary Editing with Premiere Pro.
- Interpreting a creative brief
- Logging interviews and organizing footage
- Pulling selects and focusing ideas
- Assembling scenes into rough cuts
- Creating a title graphic sequence
- Animating images
- Tightening clip timing
- Compressing and exporting multiple files