I'm using Adobe Premiere CS5 at work - on a PC. I just got several hours of video footage that's been captured in Final Cut Pro. The footage is in the .FCP format and need to be imported into Adobe Premiere CS5. what is the easiest way of doing this?
Is it possible to import .FCP files directly into Premiere?
Any help is appreciated - thank you.
A .FCP file is not footage; it's a Final Cut Pro project file. There is no way to import that file directly into Premiere. Instead, the project will have to be exported as a Final Cut Pro XML document from FCP--any computer with FCP can do this, so all you have to do is email the FCP file to that individual, who can open it and export as an FCP XML document. When this is emailed back to you, you import it into Premiere as any other asset, and the XML document will be converted to a Premiere Pro project. You can then relink to the media you already have.
Do note that the FCP -> PPro translation is not 100%; there are some things that don't travel over at all, and some things that don't travel well. Check out the help docs for more information: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/premierepro/cs/using/WSd9957a95a81082eb28f05af5126718c47be-800 0.html