Capturing Clips as You Log

For more precise control over the capturing process, some editors prefer to capture each clip as soon as they’ve logged it. You can use the Capture Clip button in the Log and Capture window to capture the currently logged clip.

The Capture Clip option is useful in the following situations:

Note: The only difference between the Log Clip and Capture Clip buttons is that Log Clip only creates a clip in your project, while Capture Clip creates a clip and also captures its media file.

Make sure that your camcorder or deck is connected to your computer and that you’ve chosen the correct Easy Setup and specified a scratch disk. For more information, see Are You Ready to Log and Capture?

To capture a single clip in the Log and Capture window
  1. Log the clip using the instructions in Logging from Tape.

  2. Once all of the clip information is entered, click the Capture Clip button.

    Figure. Log and Capture window showing the Capture Clip button.
  3. If the Prompt checkbox is selected in the Logging tab, a Log Clip dialog appears. Enter or change any information for this clip, then click OK.

    Figure. Log Clip dialog showing logging options.

Final Cut Pro rewinds the tape and captures the media file, creating a clip in the logging bin that represents the captured media file.