This chapter explains how to use Final Cut Pro’s input features. The logging and capture functions have been designed to facilitate some common post-production strategies.
Logging and capturing are independent operations in Final Cut Pro. You can use the logging process to assess all your material for the entire project when you are getting under way. Your logged, offline clips are ready to be captured when you’re ready for them, and they won’t be taking up space on your hard drives.
You can use the Log and Capture window to review and log the media on an entire source tape and then capture all the clips that you want from that tape in one operation, called a batch capture.
Recapturing media is another vital process in most ...