Monday, March 9, 2009

Super-Quick Way to Import CD (RedBook) Audio

Here's a quick one:

If you need to "rip" some music from a CD a client has burned off as a regular (RedBook) audio CD, don't bother going into iTunes or QuickTime or anything like that. Just pop the CD into the Mac, open it up in the Finder and Drag the audio files to your project's media folder, then load them into FCP.

The process of dragging them from the CD's window in the Finder to your Media folder (or anywhere else) rips them as .AIF files automatically.

1 comment:

travis ballstadt said...

Good point, but remember, CDs are 44.1khz, and you'll probably want to convert them to 48khz before bringing them into FCP. (I use QuickTime for that)