What File Formats Can Be Imported?

Importing files into Final Cut Pro for use in your sequences is fairly straightforward. You can import various kinds of files, including video, audio, still images and graphics, and numbered image sequences.

You can import any files that are recognized by QuickTime, including:

How Is Importing Different from Capturing?

Importing is different from capturing in the following ways:

  • Capturing: When you capture, you transfer and often convert footage from an external video or audio device to your scratch disk.
  • Importing: You import files when they are already stored on your scratch disk. Importing media files creates clips in your project; these clips refer back to the media files on disk.

Since capturing creates media files, you can always import captured media files into your project at any time.