Final Cut Pro X: Options for importing photos from a media card used for both videos and photos
You may not be able to select and import photos into Final Cut Pro from media cards that contain both video and photos.
Final Cut Pro X
You can either:
- Import the media by accessing the media card directly and importing the photos into Final Cut Pro. Do this by dragging and dropping the photos to an Event.
- Import the media by accessing the media card directly and dragging contents of the media card to the Media Browser to view the photos. Then, drag the photos you choose to a Final Cut Pro Event.
To import media from your photo-based device to your computer, remove the memory card from your device and insert it into either your computer (if your Mac has a card slot) or a memory card reader. Then, follow the steps below for the method you'd like to use.
Importing Photos from a Media Card
- In Final Cut Pro, choose File > Import > Files.
- Navigate to the folder that contains the photos and then select a file or folder. Command-click to select multiple files to import.
- Then, do one of the following:
- To add the photos to an existing Event, choose “Add to existing Event” and choose the event from the pop-up menu.
- To create a new event, choose “Create new Event” and type a name for the new event in the text field. Then, choose the location you want to store the event from the “Save to” pop-up menu.
- To have Final Cut Pro copy your photos and add them to the Final Cut Pro Event folder that you specified, select the checkbox.
- Click Import.
Importing Photos via the Final Cut Pro Media Browser
- In Final Cut Pro, do one of the following:
- Choose Window > Media Browser > Photos.
- Click the Photos button in the toolbar.
- Drag all content from the media card to the Final Cut Pro Media Browser.
- Use the Media Browser to browse the photos and then drag the photos you choose to a Final Cut Pro Event.