Capturing Audio-Only Media Files

If you want to capture only audio from a video or audio device, you can disable video capture in the Clip Settings tab of the Log and Capture window.

To set Final Cut Pro to capture only audio
  1. Choose File > Log and Capture (or press Command-8).

  2. Click the Clip Settings tab.

  3. Deselect the video checkbox, and select the audio checkbox.

For information on setting up a capture preset for capturing audio by itself, see Capture Settings and Presets.

To choose a folder on your scratch disk for audio-only capture
  1. In the Capture Settings tab of the Log and Capture window, click Scratch Disks.

  2. Deselect the “Capture Audio and Video to Separate Files” checkbox.

    When this option is disabled, audio files are captured to the Capture Scratch folder. If this option is turned on, audio files are captured to the Audio Capture Scratch folder.