Capturing and importing media
Studio lets you incorporate many kinds of media in your video productions. When these are stored externally to your computer – on a camcorder tape, say, or a memory stick from your digital camera – they must be transferred to local storage before you can use them.
This transfer process is called “capturing” or “importing”. A distinction has long been made between “capturing” from tape and “importing” from file-based sources, but it is less significant nowadays when most audiovisual recordings are stored in digital form throughout their lifetimes. Only when recording from analog sources (such as VHS or Hi8) is there still a “capture” process involving conversion to digital form.
We will most often use the terms “import” and “importing” to signify all methods of bringing images and sound into Studio for use in your productions.
After Studio has finished importing your media, you will be able to access the imported files for use in your productions. S
ee The Album for details.