Importing Video Files

If you have a compatible video file, you can import it into your project.


  1. Select File > Import > Video File.
  2. In the Import Video dialog, select the video file that you want to import.
  3. Optional: Activate Extract Audio from Video to import any embedded audio streams.
  4. Click Open.


Cubase creates a video track with a video event. If Extract Audio from Video was activated, an audio track with an audio event is positioned below the video track. The corresponding audio clip is saved in the Pool Record folder.


You can also import video files by dragging them from the MediaBay, the File Explorer/macOS Finder and dropping them in your project. If you want Cubase to automatically extract the audio, activate Extract Audio on Import Video File in the Preferences dialog (Video page).