About Source Clips and the Database

Once you have created the project database, it’s time to capture your source clips with Final Cut Pro. (Source clips are the media files you start with when you begin editing.)

After capturing, you establish connections between the database records and the source clips.

Tip: Use the scenarios in Cinema Tools Workflows to guide you in determining the basic steps you need to take to capture your source clips and connect them to the database. The steps you need to take, and the order of those steps, differ depending on factors that are summarized in the workflow examples. For example, in some situations it is not necessary to connect the clips to the database.