Media 100 Tutorial – Part 5: Importing Pt. 1

Media100LogoA new Media 100 tutorial

By Kevin P. McAuliffe (doddleNEWS)

In our next Media 100 lesson, let’s talk about importing media into our current project!

Once we have opened or created a new project, we can create a new bin by right clicking on the project window and selecting “New Bin”, or by simply pressing CMD+OPT+B on the keyboard, and a new bin will appear in our project.

Now, you’ll notice that you can’t rename your bin, until you have some footage in the bin. Once you try to close it, Media 100 will prompt you as to what you want to name your bin, and the location you want it saved to, and then you bin name will update to reflect the name you’ve give it.

Once you’ve created your bin, you can press CMD+I to import footage, or if you right click on your bin, and navigate to Import, you will now have a few options as to what exactly you want to import (Files, Folder, AVCHD, etc).


Assuming all we want to import is standard QuickTime media, we can simply select “Files,” and we’ll be brought to the import window. What’s important to keep in mind is that any media that is in a codec that your system understands (ProRes, DVCPro HD, etc.) will be accessible and playable in Media 100.

Click here to learn more about Media 100, where you can download it for free! Check back soon for more Media 100 tutorials!

Kevin P. McAuliffe is one of the Senior Editors at Extreme Reach in Toronto, Canada. His current clients include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, Walt Disney Pictures, and E1 Entertainment to name a few. You can follow him on Twitter @kpmcauliffe.

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