Ok so i'm sorry to bump this back up but i'm still having trouble
So i tried importing everything at once as one big "clip," and cutting up all the different takes of the rail, but when i went to reorder the clips i cut up i had some trouble. So i could either move everything by hand, like every single clip, had to overwrite or delete some, or ended up with the whole "clip" not just the part i cut.
Then i tried to import each take of the rail as a separate "clip," one by one. I stopped this because it took forever and i didn't finish.
Then i tried putting it into iphoto so that it would separate each time i stopped the camera as a clip, but when i tried to open it in Final Cut it said that it was the wrong kind of file.
So i hope some of you can take the time to read this and help me out, thanks