Components of a Basic Final Cut Pro Editing System

With a basic Final Cut Pro system, you can capture, edit, and output DV video. This basic editing system requires the following components:

What Are Input and Output Devices?

When you capture footage, you use an input device (in this case, your camcorder or video deck) to transfer footage to your computer. For output, you record your finished movie on an output device (again, a camcorder or VTR). In a basic editing system, a DV camcorder or deck serves as both an input and output device.