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Chapter 3. Importing and Transcoding Your Media > Understanding Events - Pg. 28

Understanding Events The key to organizing your imported media is to utilize events. An event can hold as few or as many video, audio, and image files as you like. One way of think- ing of events is as a traditional folder or a bin. Unlike previous versions of Final Cut Pro, each event in the Event Library directly maps to a folder that Final Cut Pro X creates on your disk drive. The event folder will contain either a copy of the imported media or an alias linking to the original file. This functionality is controlled by the Organizing prefer- ence "Copy files to Final Cut Events folder." The event folder will contain any rendered files or transcodes that you tell Final Cut Pro X to create. A database file is used to keep track of where everything is stored. not project specific and should be easy to iden- tify by their name. Many choose to use a single event for each project or even a client; others use multiple events. Organization is key, and you'll quickly learn what works best for you. > > Refine the organization within an event by using keywords and smart collections. > > Group events by Disk or by Date. To do so, just click the Action menu at the bottom of the Event Library (the gear-shaped menu). > > Group or arrange clips within an event by using a variety of criteria. To do so, click the Action menu at the bottom of the Event Library. best Practices for Events You can work with events in many ways. But before we get into specific steps for creating events, let's review