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BulletProof is designed to pull media off camera cards during or after a shoot or add footage that has already been shot and offloaded but you want to access the footage from within BulletProof. It's also useful for importing media from removable storage, external and internal drives. Import view is where you set up the import, and Import Options are what you use to do that.
What's in Import Options?
This button kicks off the BulletProof process. To import your clips, locate the media card or hard drive that you are importing from, select the clips, and press the Start Import button. To make Start Import active, you will need to select at least one clip — though we expect you’ll select more!
Watch the import. Once import has started, BulletProof will slide to Organize view, and the Activity Status will indicate its progress. The Imported column counts the clips that are finished, Remaining counts the clips in progress, and Errors counts clips that have failed to import.
Cancel the import. Canceling an import is simple. Click the Activity Status button to open its display, then click the X next to the Import in Progress row. Your import has been canceled. NOTE: BulletProof does not currently have a pause/resume feature.
During Import, your media is copied into BulletProof and then safely verified. BulletProof uses a byte verification of CRC-32 (Cycle Redundancy Check) that makes sure the media copy always matches the original source. The copying speed will be about the same as you experience in an application like Disk Utility.
To see the activity, go to File> Show Activity Log File. This menu item will open a text-based file that shows a "crc32" value next to each file that has been imported. Learn more in Checksum & Activity Log.
The Mode buttons let you view Import Options in two ways. You can choose between a friendly Conversation mode or a more traditional Layout mode.
Options are the same in both modes, except for Keyword presets. We designed the BulletProof interface to be intuitive, and this toggle lets you use Import Options in the way that is most comfortable to you.