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Cannot import .fcpxml from Final Cut Pro X to Premier Pro 6 ...'file format not supported'?

Dec 13, 2012 2:52 PM

Tags: #import #fcpx #cs6 #fcpxml

I've exported a project from FCPX into a .fcpxml. Upon trying to import it in Premier Pro 6, an error appears 'file format not supported'. I have searched for possible solutions, but everything I've found is related to FCP 7. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

 
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    Dec 13, 2012 3:00 PM   in reply to wildskeena

    This is only supported up to 7.  FCPX changed everything.

     
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    Dec 13, 2012 3:19 PM   in reply to wildskeena

    wildskeena wrote:

     

    I've exported a project from FCPX into a .fcpxml. Upon trying to import it in Premier Pro 6, an error appears 'file format not supported'. I have searched for possible solutions, but everything I've found is related to FCP 7. Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

     

    Check out "Xto7" from intelligent assistance. That will give you an XML you can bring into Premiere Pro: http://assistedediting.intelligentassistance.com/Xto7/

     
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    Mar 13, 2013 11:29 AM   in reply to Kevin Monahan

    HI Kevin,

     

    I an teaching a video editing class and midway through we switched from editing with FCP7 on old iMacs to editing with premiere pro CS6 on new iMacs.  Students with FCP7 files have exported them as .xml and introduced them into premiere. Premiere showed a 'file import failure' box and wouldn't read the files. After some internet searches, it seem this is because the codec is missing to read the .mov files. We then downloaded FCP7 to their new iMacs and premiere can now read the .xml files just fine. So, their projects are intact.

     

     

    Here's the issue: When they leave my class next week, they will not be able to continue editing their premiere projects (with the files captured in FCP7)  as they do not have the FCP7 application (with the necessary codec) on their home computers or laptops.

     

     

    Is there any way to help my students with this issue? Is there any other fix other than recapturing all their tapes through premiere?

     

     

    Many thanks!

    Jessica

     
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    Mar 13, 2013 12:22 PM   in reply to wildskeena

    wildskeena wrote:

     

    Is there a tutorial that you could point me to which explains this process in more detail - perhaps I am missing something?

    Check out Xto7 on their website. They have a link to email support on this page: http://assistedediting.intelligentassistance.com/Xto7/

     
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    Mar 13, 2013 12:28 PM   in reply to jessikeen

    jessikeen wrote:

     

    HI Kevin,

     

    I an teaching a video editing class and midway through we switched from editing with FCP7 on old iMacs to editing with premiere pro CS6 on new iMacs.  Students with FCP7 files have exported them as .xml and introduced them into premiere. Premiere showed a 'file import failure' box and wouldn't read the files. After some internet searches, it seem this is because the codec is missing to read the .mov files. We then downloaded FCP7 to their new iMacs and premiere can now read the .xml files just fine. So, their projects are intact.

     

     

    Here's the issue: When they leave my class next week, they will not be able to continue editing their premiere projects (with the files captured in FCP7)  as they do not have the FCP7 application (with the necessary codec) on their home computers or laptops.

     

     

    Is there any way to help my students with this issue? Is there any other fix other than recapturing all their tapes through premiere?

     

     

    Many thanks!

    Jessica

     

    From what I gather, they do not have the ProRes codecs, correct?

     

    Apple has released the ProRes Codecs as a free download for Mac QuickTime here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1396. These codecs still require an Apple Pro app installed to work. The lowest cost option is to buy Compressor or Motion from the App Store for about $50. If the codecs are installed, Adobe applications can output ProRes.

     

    That should work for you.

     
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    Mar 13, 2013 1:28 PM   in reply to Kevin Monahan

    Hi Kevin!


    Thanks for your response.

     

    The codec is actually MPEG-2  -- so it's not a ProRes codec.

     

    Other information:

    HDV1080i60; 29.97 fps; 48Hz, 1440x1080 resolution

     

    Any ideas for us?

     

    Thanks for responding so quickly ~

    Jessica

     
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:25 AM   in reply to wildskeena

    Is there anything for windows users to convert or import the fcpxml file?

     
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:36 AM   in reply to jessikeen

    jessikeen wrote:

     

    Hi Kevin!


    Thanks for your response.

     

    The codec is actually MPEG-2  -- so it's not a ProRes codec.

     

    Other information:

    HDV1080i60; 29.97 fps; 48Hz, 1440x1080 resolution

     

    Any ideas for us?

     

    Thanks for responding so quickly ~

    Jessica

     

    Hi Jessica,

    That is a stickier case.

     

    You can purchase the Calibrated {Q} plug-in to fill that gap. It might be wise to contact them and see if you can get an educational or volume discount.

     

    The no-cost solution is a bit more labor intensive: transcode the footage to a friendlier codec prior via the FCP Media Manager prior to the students leaving the program.

     
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    Mar 14, 2013 10:39 AM   in reply to jefbak

    jefbak,

    You should have no trouble importing a FCP XML file into Premiere Pro CS6 on Windows. Have you tried it?

     
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    Mar 14, 2013 1:51 PM   in reply to Kevin Monahan

    I was not able to import an .fcpxml from fcpx  in windows or mac (just tried) with CS6.

     
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    Mar 15, 2013 5:37 PM   in reply to jefbak

    jefbak wrote:

     

    I was not able to import an .fcpxml from fcpx  in windows or mac (just tried) with CS6.

    I misspoke, I thought you meant FCP7 .xml. You need Xto7 to do what you want to do.

     
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