Add a Directory Final Cut X

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by WigWag Workshop, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    WigWag Workshop

    Feb 3, 2011
    Central Ohio (Born and Raised in SE WI)
    Good Day Folks!

    I have a directory of sound effects, on an external drive. How do I add that directory to the Music and Sound browser within Final Cut? Do I have to move it to my main drive, where Final Cut is installed? If more information is needed, please ask.

    Thanks in advance,

  2. macrumors 603


    Jun 10, 2006
    FCP X doesn't really have a sound browser, just a shortcut to your iTunes library. The best way to do it is to create a playlist in iTunes and add all of the sounds to that playlist (add to library first on your main drive), then you can access from the "sound browser".
  3. macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    Or, if you didn't want to involve iTunes you could make a new Event and import all the audio to that and just sort of treat the clips as if they were video with no picture.

    So it depends on what you value more: Having them live in the sound browser or not clogging up iTunes with these files.
  4. macrumors 68020

    Jun 26, 2002
    In some facilities this is the norm.
    I just started using our old library in FCPX as an Event.
    I wish FCPX could read Avid MXF folders, this way we can share from both apps.
  5. macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2010
    Its very simple. Just drag the folder from the finder to the audio library in fcpx. I have all my old soundtrack pro loops & bbc in their
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

    WigWag Workshop

    Feb 3, 2011
    Central Ohio (Born and Raised in SE WI)
    Thanks all for the tips and suggestions! The above method worked best for me, and I now have everything, in my audio library. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question!

  7. macrumors newbie

    Jan 22, 2013
    First, create a folder with the sounds effects you want to copy in the finder.

    This is so you can keep you sounds separate from the default library that Final Cut comes with.

    Next, navigate to Macintosh HD>Library>Audio>Apple Loops>Apple

    You should see a Folder labelled Final Cut Pro Sound Effects.

    Copy your folder in to the Final Cut Pro Sound Effects folder and now you will see your sound effects in the final cut library, for easy, searchable, and real time previewing within the application.


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