Final Cut Pro 6 - Overview of Logging Steps

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Overview of Logging Steps

If you like, you can follow these general steps to log your clips. If you need more
detailed information, see the sections that follow. For information about the Log and
Capture window, see “

Learning About the Log and Capture Window

” on page 239.

Step 1:

Open the Log and Capture window (page 253)

Step 2:

Insert a tape in the VTR and play it for several seconds so Final Cut Pro

properly detects the timecode format of your device (page 254)

Step 3:

Set a logging bin (page 255)

Step 4:

Enter the reel name of the current tape (page 256)

Step 5:

Set In and Out points for the clip (page 257)

Step 6:

Enter a name and other logging information for a clip, then confirm the

information (page 259)

Step 7:

Select which tracks (video and audio) to capture (page 263)

Step 8:

Click the Log Clip button to log the clip (page 266)

Additional information that can be set during logging includes:

 Adding markers to identify separate shots within a single clip, or to identify notable

moments. (You can also add these markers later, after capture, in the Viewer
and Browser.)

 Setting video levels for a clip. Typically, you only do this for analog video capture to

make sure the video is digitized as accurately as possible.