… for Apple Final Cut Pro X
Tip #1052: Two Key XML Conversion Utilities
These two utilities are essential for moving files into or out of Final Cut
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: