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Importing clips from Photos on Mac 06 Sep 2017 18:16 #90336

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So I'm trying to move some clips I edited in the mac 'Photos' App but when I drag and drop them into FCP the clip that's added is the 'un-edited' clip. Does anyone know why this is? Sorry I'm new to FCP

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Importing clips from Photos on Mac 07 Sep 2017 07:08 #90344

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You need to export the clips from Photos to bake in any edits? Generally it’s not a good idea to import video into Photos, but rather to import into FCP, which often prepares the media properly for production.
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Importing clips from Photos on Mac 07 Sep 2017 12:07 #90349

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Photos is non-destructive editing. That means any filters or changes you make are not physically made to the media, they're just in a database and processes inside the app for preview. As per Tom, I never store video in Photos, unless it is some dinky stuff for family fun.
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Importing clips from Photos on Mac 08 Sep 2017 20:59 #90399

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Ah ok great thanks. A better place to store files before I use them for editing?? I'm new to this

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Importing clips from Photos on Mac 09 Sep 2017 15:39 #90412

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Depending on the format and how it was acquired, usually the media is stored on an archive drive in folders or camera archives. Make sure folder structures are maintained so that no metadata is lost before importing to FCP.
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