… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #1733: Two Hidden Ways to Import Clips
Both Drag & Drop and Copy/Paste are faster than the Media Import window.
(I discovered this tip while researching my recent PowerUP webinar illustrating New Features in Apple Compressor & Final Cut Pro.)
We are all familiar with importing clips using the Media Import window. However, there are two lesser known ways to import clips; one of which was broken until the latest release. Both of these are faster.
DRAG and DROP
We can drag clips from the Finder into either the Timeline or Browser.
NOTE: All clips that you drag into Final Cut will follow current Import preferences.
- Clips dragged into the Browser will sort according to your current Browser sort settings.
- Clips dragged into the Timeline will edit into the Primary storyline in the order in which they were selected.
COPY / PASTE
You can copy clips from the Finder and paste them into the Final Cut timeline.
NOTE: All clips that are pasted into Final Cut will follow current Import preferences.
Clips pasted into the Timeline will edit into the Primary storyline in the order in which they were selected.
While you can copy/paste clips into the Timeline, you can not copy/paste clips into the Browser.