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Final Cut XML

The Final Cut XML export creates a XML file with instance information that can be imported into Final Cut Pro 6.0 or greater.

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To use this export, select some instances in a timeline, choose File > Export > Final Cut XML. There are two export type options in the save dialog at the bottom: Clips & Markers.

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The Clips option will export each instance as a clip in the project bin. So, each instance will be row in the clip bin and treated individually.

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Markers is the other option. The instance movie start and end times will be imported into Final Cut as Markers to the timeline movie. Instance information such as labels is included in the marker making it convenient to see data about the marker. See the Final Cut documentation for more information.

Both formats of the file that is created will have all the clip information including row, instance number and transcription information. The row name and instance number will appear as the name of the clip or marker in Final Cut. The timeline file name will appear in the master comment 1 section of the bin and the transcription notes will appear in the clip comment section of the bin.

The XML file references the movie data which is likely a reference movie, moving the source movies will disconnect the media and the clips will have to be relinked in Final Cut. There are some situations that can cause Final Cut troubles when resolving the movie references that are based on other movie references and so on. It is best to try not have a lot of movie references built on top of each other. The closer the source movie is in the data referenced in the XML file, the better the chances everything will work consistently.