About the Cinema Tools Database
A Cinema Tools database is the heart of any Final Cut Pro film editing project. The
database is similar to a spreadsheet in which each row represents a single clip shot on
film and transferred to video. Each row contains columns such as name, edge code
start, edge code end, timecode start, timecode end, film roll number, video reel
number, scene number, take number, camera information, and so on. These numbers
map your Final Cut Pro clips and media files back to the original film footage so you
can create film cut lists from video footage edited in Final Cut Pro.