This is the longest chapter in the book, because getting media into FCP is essential if you are going to edit it. You must understand the process well so your clips look as good as they can. Fortunately, once you grasp the process, FCP makes it truly efficient, and you’ll be importing clips in no time.
There’s one more chapter to go before you start editing: working with ratings and keywords. You can’t edit your projects if you can’t find the clips you need.
The good news is that after the next chapter, all the prep work is done, and you get to spend time with the fun stuff—editing your projects and making them look great!