Organize your files before importing. Some suggestions are in the A strategy for project organization at the desktop level recipe.
Go to the Media Creation settings using any of these methods:
Go to the Project Window, select the Settings tab, and then double-click on Media Creation
Tools menu | Media Creation
cmd/Ctrl + 5
Select the Import tab.
From the Drive menu set a destination for the imported media.
Click on OK to close the Media Creation window.
This is an optional step: adjust Import Settings as discussed in the Adjusting audio levels before editing, Adjusting audio pan settings before editing, and Setting stereo-audio tracks recipes.
You can now import with one of the following two methods:
Method 1: Drag the file(s) from their location on a drive directly into a bin. All the settings you previously configured will dictate how the Master Clip will be set (for example, level adjustment and/or stereo tracks) and on which drive the media will be stored. Once you drop the files into the bin, both the Master Clips and media will be created.
Method 2: Select an open bin. Then, either right-click and select Import from the Contextual menu or go to the File menu and select Import.
The following steps relate to using Method 2 to import.
When using Method 2 note that in the Select Files To Import window, you have the ability to do the following:
Click on the Options button to access the Import Settings
Set the drive where you want to store the media you will be creating
Set the Resolution for the video media that you may create during the import
In the Select Files To Import window, navigate to the file(s) you want to import.
Select the file(s).