Tip #835: Create a Favorite Import Location

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #835: Create a Favorite Import Location

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

There’s no limit to the number of Favorites you can create.

Drag the icon for a storage location on top of “Favorites” to create a link.

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If you frequently go to the same storage location to import media, Final Cut has a handy shortcut that gets you there faster.

  • Open the Media Import window (Shortcut: Cmd + I).
  • In the center panel, navigate to display the drive or folder you want to make a favorite location.
  • Drag the icon for that location in the center panel on top of the word “Favorites” in the sidebar on the left.


I use this technique all the time.


  • There is no limit to the number of favorite locations you can create.
  • You can create a favorite folder which is buried layers deep on any attached storage.
  • To remove a favorite location, Control-click it and select “Remove from Sidebar.”

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