Move your Final Cut Pro X projects to the audio suite simply and quickly. X2Pro Audio Convert takes your FCP X XML and creates an AAF with embedded or referenced audio media which Avid Pro Tools can open as a session, delivering seamless integration between the two applications..
The AAF has also been successfully imported into Steinberg Nuendo, Merging Technologies Pyramix and Apple Logic Pro X.
X2Pro Audio Convert is a cutting edge conversion application for delivering FCP X projects for audio finishing, it is easy to use directly from within FCP X.
Taking advantage of the innovative Roles features in FCP X, X2Pro allows you to choose how these are converted to tracks; their order, packing and whether they are included, allowing sound designers to start working immediately.
Media can be embedded in the AAF (and trimmed with handles to minimise file size) to create a single, simple to transfer, file. Alternatively the AAF can reference external media which is ideal when FCP X and ProTools have access to the same shared storage.
Those who do not need the advanced functions of referenced, trimmed media, or close control of the conversion of Roles, can look at the cost effective X2ProLE.
X2Pro faithfully translates your audio timeline along with L-cuts, J-cuts, transitions, levels, automatic gain and fade handles, as well as the incredibly powerful FCP X compound clips. Transitions are converted into linear cross fades. Audio media can be any QuickTime supported audio, non-PCM audio is converted to PCM at either 16 or 24 bit.
R3D media is supported.
Multicam Clips are effectively translated taking across the audio of the selected angle.
X2Pro gives a clear warning when it comes across elements of a sequence which it cannot translate such as time maps and effects.
We recommend rendering an off-line or proxy version of the flattened video and exporting that if a reference is needed within Pro Tools. Only audio media is translated by X2Pro.
• FCP X, 10.0.4 or later and XML from 1.1
• X2Pro runs on OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later
• Pro Tools v7.0 or later for AAF import (not LE versions, v7 and v8 require Digitranslator for AAF import)
X2Pro uses Marquis Media Highway technology to integrate FCP X into the established professional audio workflow. Marquis Media Highway is the core technology employed by Marquis’ media integration products – it improves how broadcast production systems interoperate by delivering a seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications. Marquis Broadcast specializes in content workflows and media integration software and has been delivering solutions to broadcast since 1998.
Better warning message when encountering problematic media.
Ratings and Reviews
Forced to use it
Hard to believe we have to pay so much to do what FCP7 did without any stress! For $200+ this app (rather plug-in) does very little other than what it says: read your XML and output an AAF. On top of it, FCPX crashes constantly and it often doen’t recognize the roles and subroles that have been manually assigned. I tried to find a work around but I didn’t have the time to test them and often this meant going through one or two third party softwares (some discussion forums even suggest dropping FCPX all together and editing on Premiere from the get-go). Could Apple at least make sure to find a competing app so the market can balance the price of this app and ammend their lack of care for filmmakers still exporting their projects to finish on professional sound editing softwares? Two stars, means yes, it does the job, but if you can find a plan B, please let me know!
Essential Tool for FCPX that works perfectly! Nuendo Compatible
We are using it on a regular basis. Every single day we use this tool to wrap audio file from FCPX XML into .AAF.
Then we open the .AAF in Steinberg Nuendo and all audio clips are there ready for post.
Sometimes we do send the .AAF by email to external audio post production house. As they often works with Pro Tools, again, its works seamlessly.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your positive review!
CANT DO EDL TO XMLFCPX
Bummer it can’t do the reverse.
Apparently Resolve lite does this for (free).
Developer Response ,
I'm sorry that we are unable to do it in reverse, but we have never advertised to do this in reverse!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.