Translate Premiere Pro to FCPX
Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc
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.
• Critical bug fix for invalid XML describing still image assets (introduced in version 1.2)
• Bug fix for Premiere Pro leaving out clip start or end values when a transition has been removed
Ratings and Reviews
$70 total to convert a file back and forth!?
I paid XtoCC by the same company for $49 so I could send an XML to my colorist. When he sends me an XML (exported for fincal cut pro from premier but that doesnt work) I have to spend another $20 to convert the file back another way. For the first $50 I would think I could convert both ways.
Saves time and organized well
I've used this tool several times, but had to recently move a large project from Premiere Pro to Final Cut Pro. I am fully aware (and have tried in the past )of an not quite as thorough alternative process using Da Vinci Resolve as a go-between. The ressults of Send to X give me such a good starting point to continue an edit. Clips are organized in my browser, items are marked with pertinent information about changes, and important metadata is brought over. I don't expect any solution to be perfect when moving between any application, but I would not want to be without this tool as a starting point. The only thing that would make this better is for for synchronized clips or multicam clips in Premiere Pro to come over as those FCP-qualified synchronized and mutlicam clips; something I am not sure is possible with XML. Thank you for this tool.
Frequently updated and works well
I've had this app fince 2011 and it's one of the most frequently updated apps I own. They're always updating it to work with the latest versions an dfeatures of Premier and FCPX. I've been using this to translate PP projects to FCPX at my new job and it just works. There's often some cleanup required but it gets the job done. Highly recommended.
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- Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc
- 4.4 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires macOS 10.7 or later.
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