An additional method of getting files such as video, music, and stills into an Event or Timeline is through File < Import > Files. An advantage of this method over the Import from Camera function is that you can choose whether to copy or simply reference the source media files.
1 Choose File < Import > Files from the menu bar.
2 Navigate to the desired file or files and select the appropriate settings. Click Import.
Final Cut Pro allows you to import files by dragging them from the Finder (or another application) directly to an Event, a Keyword Collection, or the Timeline. Be aware that the Import pane of Final Cut Pro’s Preferences window will determine if the files are copied, transcoded, or analyzed during import. See ch10 for more on setting preferences.