Import from iTunes

You can import music and sound from your existing iTunes library into Final Cut Pro.

Import music and sound from iTunes

  1. In Final Cut Pro, do one of the following:

    • Choose Window > Media Browser > Music and Sound.

    • Click the Music and Sound button in the toolbar.

      Music and Sound button in toolbar
  2. In the Music and Sound Browser, choose iTunes from the pop-up menu at the top.

    Tip: If the folder you’re looking for doesn’t appear, you can add it to the source list by dragging it from the Finder or desktop to the Music and Sound Browser.

  3. In the list that appears, find the music or sound you want:

    • To search for an item: Type text in the search field. To filter your search, click the Filter button and choose a filter.

    • To preview an item: Double-click the item, or select the item and click the Play button .

    • To select more than one item: Command-click each item.

  4. Drag the sound file or files to the Timeline.

    Note: For better import and playback performance, Final Cut Pro automatically transcodes all MP3 audio files to MOV audio files and retains the original MP3 files for future use. For information about where to find original and transcoded media files, see Locate source media files.