SendToX (previously called 7toX) brings your Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 XML into Final Cut Pro X so you can use Apple’s powerful new professional editing tools to update or finish your older projects. The lightweight application is simple to use, with drag-and-drop support and progress information. SendToX translates important metadata from your Project XML — including bins, clips, subclips and sequences — to a new Event in Final Cut Pro X with the highest fidelity of any translation application for Final Cut Pro. In addition, the application provides clear, detailed reporting after every translation.
• Final Cut Pro version 10.0.6 or later
• An application that exports Final Cut Pro XML (such as Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 , DaVinci Resolve, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Final Cut Pro 7 will not run on macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later!
Choose from three simple methods to translate Final Cut Pro 7 XML to Final Cut Pro X XML:
• Run SendToX and use the Open dialog to locate your exported XML file
• Drag-and-drop the XML file onto the SendToX application icon
• Right-click on the XML file in the Finder and choose Open With > SendToX
SendToX displays a progress bar during XML translation and, when completed, adds the new Event to the Event Library. The Event contains clips for each media file and Compound Clips for each sequence.
SendToX supports both Final Cut Pro X and the Final Cut Pro X Trial.
SendToX produces the highest fidelity translation of your Final Cut Pro Project, including the following conversions:
• Bins become Keyword Collections, complete with original Log Notes and comments
• Sequences become Compound Clips and are tagged with a “Sequences” keyword to make them easy to find
• Multicam Clips are fully supported
• Original track structures are represented by Roles
• PICT files are automatically converted to TIFF files
• 31 transitions are translated to matching transitions
• 72 video FxPlug and FxScript filters are translated to matching video filters
• 32 audio filters are translated to matching audio filters
• Layered Photoshop files are accurately translated to Layered Photoshop files in Final Cut Pro X
• Motion Tab settings (Scale, Rotation, Center, Crop, Distort and Opacity) are translated to Transform settings (Scale, Rotation, Position, Crop, Distort and Compositing Opacity)
• Composite Modes are translated to matching Compositing Blend Modes
• Constant speed changes are translated
SendToX adds red to-do markers to items that have been changed or substituted during translation. You can easily view these markers in the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X, and quickly jump to a specific marker to review any change in context in the timeline.
Frequently Asked Questions:
• Does it work with .fcp project files? - The Final Cut Pro project file is a binary format proprietary to Apple. The XML must be exported from FCP 6 or 7.
• Does it work with Final Cut Pro 6 or 5? - User testing shows that SendToX does work with XML from FCP 6 and 5. We have a concern with speed changes as that changed with version 7.
• Does it work with Final Cut Express? - Unfortunately Final Cut Express does not export XML, which is what SendToX translates. It is possible, if you have an accommodating friend, to import your project (with media) into Final Cut Pro and then export Final Cut Pro 7 (or 6) XML.
• Bug fix for .CRM files with timecode
• Bug fix for some still images that are encoded as nested sequences
Ratings and Reviews
Worked Beautifully For Me
I'm glad to say that 7toX worked beautifully for me.
This utility does not produce perfect versions of the FCP 7 versions, but they are quite easily fixable for the most part.
You should read through the accompanying information and see what will be translated and what will not.
Still images do not spread out over the time that you had them in FCP7 and text generated in FCP7 will not be translated, but the text does arrive using the most basic of the Motion templates provided in FCPX. This is very useful.
The biggest "not translated" item for me is that audio "reverts" to the left and right channels as it would have been when first introduced to FCP7. I did have quite a lot of audio in my old projects where I had taken one channel and assigned it to left and right. In the translation that has reverted, so now the "good stuff" is back to one channel.
I have been impressed by the consistent way in which the ins and outs have been maintained and this is also true in the very complicated audio editing that I had performed on the work in FCP7.
It is really excellent for me now to have the unfinished work I had in FCP7 translated into FCPX. This now means that I will not have to go back to FCP7. I think that anyone who has become used to FCPX will not wish to return to using FCP7 or any other profressional video editor.
Long time FCP user (since v2.0.1), have resisted buying FCPX. Now using the FCPX Trial with a view to buy and I downloaded 7toX to try. I had a project fully edited in FCP7 with dissolves, voice track and music track, I used Media Manager to save as a new project, opened the MM project and exported an XML. 7toX opened the XML in FCPX perfectly except for the end fade to black - this App could sway the decision for me to buy FCPX!
Only for simple jobs
I have just used it to transfer a project from 7 to X. About half the features were carried across and the rest were mangled. I’d used the Boris plug in in 7 to create titles. None of the text in that carried across. I’d used video filters to modify images; the image came across but not the modification. Main image and titles often swapped places and size. I’d resized the separately recorded audio to fix slight differences in timing. That did not carry across. In the end I decided to start again from scratch. So for that job at least, it was a waste of money.
So it does the job if you have a relatively simple edit (although it does handle large numbers of edits and long videos). But for anything slightly unusual it is a wast of time.
I left the move to FCPX until all the bugs were ironed out. Now I wish all the time that I could go back to version 7. The fact that you need this software to import a v7 file into X is just another reason for disliking what Apple have done.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.