Tip #1052: Two Key XML Conversion Utilities

… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #1052: Two Key XML Conversion Utilities

Larry Jordan – LarryJordan.com

These two utilities are essential for moving files into or out of Final Cut

XToCC logo (top) and SendToX logo (bottom).

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As long as you can create XML, you can move your data from one media application to another. However, the XML Final Cut Pro X uses is not compatible with many other applications. While some applications – KeyFlow Pro, Kyno and Axle.ai – support the current version of XML used in Final Cut Pro, most others, including Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite, do not.

Because XML is a core language for moving data between applications, there are two essential utilities that solve this compatibility issue:

  • SendToX. This converts older XML files into a form that FCP X can read.
  • XtoCC. This converts FCP X XML files into a form that older applications can read.

As with any migration, common elements – such as media and edits – transfer with no problems. However, proprietary functions – such as color grading or effects – may or may not transfer successfully.

As with all things in media, do a test using your own workflow to determine what works best for you.


Here are links for both apps:

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2 replies
  1. Steve
    Steve says:

    Another alternative for FCPX to Adobe: importing to DaVinci Resolve and then exporting in the XML format that’s Adobe compatible? Can you do that with the free edition of Resolve or only the paid up one I wonder?


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