Final Cut Pro 6 - About File-Based Media

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About File-Based Media

Historically, video footage has been recorded on videotape. As digital acquisition
quickly replaces analog technology, camcorders are starting to record footage as files
on non-tape-based media such as hard disks, solid-state cards, and optical discs.

Today, some common file-based media formats include:

 Panasonic P2 cards (solid state)
 Sony Video Disk Unit devices (hard disk)
 Sony XDCAM and XDCAM HD (optical disc)