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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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Examining Events

After you’ve imported media into events, you’ll want to explore the content at your fingertips. Any video, audio, or still images that you’ve imported will appear as clips in one or more events.

Final Cut Pro X is very literal when it comes to your media inside an event. Each event in the Event Library has a matching folder on your hard drive. Inside each folder is the actual imported media (or an alias that points to the original file).

Sorting Events

As you import your media, you’ll likely end up with multiple events. As you learned in Chapter 3, “Importing and Transcoding Your Media,” it is common practice to organize events by factors like shoot date, client, or topic.

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