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From Still to Motion: Editing DSLR Video with Final Cut Pro X by Robbie Carman, Abba Shapiro, Richard Harrington

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Import Methods

Final Cut Pro X offers several methods for importing media. Many of these are specific to the device chosen or the format you shot on. With DSLR footage, you can import in a few ways: from the camera, memory card, or backed-up data. You can also import from your Aperture or iPhoto library.

To bring in media from your DSLR camera, Final Cut Pro X needs to see your memory card (real or a disk image). For best results, the entire folder structure that’s been created by the camera should be intact. Final Cut Pro X can see the data in three ways:

Removable media. The best way to transfer the data from your DSLR is to remove the memory card from the camera and connect it directly to your computer. Ideally, you’ll use a fast card reader ...

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