Want to import footage into Final Cut Pro? Simply follow these easy steps.

As one of the most popular video editing applications in the world, Final Cut Pro is a solid choice for anyone looking to take their video editing skills up a notch. However, if you’re new to Final Cut Pro, you probably have questions about how to import footage. In the following step-by-step tutorial, we’ll take a look at the different ways to do so.

Importing Footage Into Final Cut Pro

Importing footage into Final Cut Pro is an easy process that you’ll master in no-time. Simply follow these quick steps:

Step 1: Navigate to the Import Options

How to Import Video in Final Cut Pro — Navigate

To import footage into Final Cut Pro you will need to navigate to the import menu options. To do so, simply navigate to File > Import > Media or hit Command+I on your keyboard.

Step 2: Find Your Clips

How to Import Video in Final Cut Pro — Find

Use the media import menu to find your clips. The import menu works very similarly to finder. Just make sure to not double click on a file until you are ready to import it into Final Cut Pro.

Step 3: Import Your Clips

How to Import Video in Final Cut Pro — Import

Once you select your clips, simply hit the Import button in the bottom right corner of the media import menu. You will now see your imported clips in your project panel.

Dropping Footage Into Final Cut Pro

Alternatively, you can just drag and drop clips directly into your project from your desktop. It’s just as easy as it sounds. Here’s how it’s done.

Step 1: Select Your Media

How to Import Video in Final Cut Pro — Select

Select the media asset that you want to bring into Final Cut Pro. You can drag clips from the desktop or the Finder into Final Cut Pro.

Step 2: Drop it Into the Timeline

How to Import Video in Final Cut Pro — Timeline

Simply drop the media file directly into your timeline in Final Cut Pro. Just be careful not to replace any existing clips in your timeline — unless of course that’s your intention.

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