… for Apple Final Cut Pro X

Tip #309: Export Multi-Channel Audio

FCP X supports exporting multi-channel audio, provided you use Roles.

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Normally, when we export a project from Final Cut Pro X, we are creating a master file, ready for distribution. But, sometimes, you need to export multiple channels of audio – either for an upcoming audio mix or to deliver stems to the distributor.

FCP X supports multichannel export, but it requires Roles.

The steps necessary are more complex than will fit in a tip, but I wanted to share a link with you if this is something you need to do. Here’s the link.


If you need to export files for ProTools, you’ll need to export an XML file. Then, use an excellent utility called X2Pro to convert this into the AAF format that ProTools can read. Here’s the link.

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