Final Cut Express Notes
The first thing to do in a new project is to set the size, other things can become strange.
Final Cut Express →
Audio and video files are imported using "Import files" and "Import Folders".
Video from AVCHD camera is imported using "Log and Transfer"
Best formats for Import
Best in this respect means format and codec that requires minimal rendering for RT extreme. H.264 in an MP4 container is probably the worst and takes a very long time to render.