About Importing Audio Files
Final Cut Pro allows you to import audio files from other music and sound editing
applications, as well as audio from audio CDs.
When you import audio files into Final Cut Pro, you need to make sure that their
settings match your sequence settings. If your audio clips’ settings don’t match the
sequence settings, you can still edit with them, but Final Cut Pro does real-time
conversion which reduces overall playback performance. This chapter discusses the
types of audio file formats you can import, as well as methods for converting audio files
so they match your sequence settings.
For more information about digital audio, see Volume III, Chapter 1, “Audio Fundamentals.”