1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 24, 2012 11:57 AM by Mark Sayles

    Problems Exporting a Sequence to Final Cut Pro XML ... any ideas?

    Mark Sayles Level 1

      I am hoping that someone can shed some light on a problem I seem to be experiencing with Premiere Pro CS5.5.2.  Every time I try and export a single sequence from a multi sequence project to Final Cut Pro XML to round trip to DaVinici Resolve the resulting XML file is one very large XML file that lists every sequence in the project and every file used by every sequence.  Rather than the one that just describes the single sequence selected when I go to File>Export>Final Cut Pro XML.


      I am at a loss as to what is causing the problem and have tried the following in vain:

      • Delete All Render Files
      • Project>Remove Unused
      • Cleaning the media cache in preference’s
      • re-saving the project as a different name
      • Importing the timelines one at a time into a new project
      • full reboot
      • Copying the contents of a sequence to a new timeline using a different setting i.e. all timelines are Black Magic XDCAM 1080p 25fps to Prems own XDCAM 1080p 25fps


      None of the above has yielded any success so far but it has worked with other projects in the past on this machine.


      System details are: 12 Core 2010 Mac Pro, 64GB memory, OSX Lion, Master Suite CS5.5 (fully updated), Black Magic Deklink Extreme HD card, Nvidia Quadra Card, and a standard 1GB ATI Radeon card.


      Any help anyone can shed on the problem would be gratefully received.





        • 1. Re: Problems Exporting a Sequence to Final Cut Pro XML ... any ideas?
          Mark Sayles Level 1

          Well after some searching I found the disappointing answer to my issue.


          Mainly down to my own ignorance having just started the process of transitioning to Premiere Pro and partly down to the way XML and the XML Export options are dealt with in Premiere.  Anyway I had assumed that like Final Cut the Final Cut Pro XML Export option would work in a similar manner and that is to exported XML was for the selected sequence only.  I had made this assumption in part as other export options such as Export Media are selection specific and not the Project Globally.


          All this means that it makes for a very awkward workflow in terms of using colour grading apps like DaVinci.  Yes there are great tools like those produced by Red Giant for grading within Premiere but personally I find them slow to use compared to a dedicated system with a proper control surface and whilst great aren't as versatile as a dedicated app in my humble opinion.


          I guess the other reason it caught me out was simply down to the fact that in so many instances within Premiere if something is global by default such as importing another project you get the option to select the project or a sequence and a similar approach is implemented in Dynamic Linking which is great.


          I think it would be great if Adobe would implement the option to just export a single sequence to XML for round tripping purposes and obviously keep the full project export which I am sure for many will be useful.  It would also be helpful if the implemented XML Version 5 as this should allow use of other third party XML tools such as Atomic Duck's excellent Media Copy 3.0 to get a report or copy files associated with a project or sequence based on a universal XML file. As well as powerful and extremely versatile round trip options.