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Apple Pro Training Series Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors, Third Edition by Diana Weynand

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Lesson 5. Logging and Capturing

Goals

Explore the Log and Capture window

View and mark source material

Select clip settings

Select capture settings

Select capture preferences

Set the target bin

Log clips

Capture clips

Batch capture

Using capture cards

Import from nontape sources

In Avid, the term digitize originally meant converting analog video and audio into digital media files. Over time, the term came to be known in Avid as recording or capturing. In FCP, it’s called Log and Capture. Both systems can digitize analog material or capture digital material, with the appropriate converter or capture card.

Similar to the way you organize clips in Avid, in FCP you capture (or digitize) your material in a master clip bin and later organize the clips ...

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