Developer: Intelligent Assistance Software, Inc

Current Version: 1.0.70

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 8 MB - Download


SendToX brings your Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 or Premiere Pro 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 Final Cut Pro 7 or 6, Premiere Pro CC, etc.)

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.


Release Notes:

• Critical bug fix for code signing on OSX 10.10 Yosemite
• Bug fix for media files with width = 0 and height = 0
• Bug fix for second system audio clips incorrectly named after their merged clip


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by outofmymind18

Works surprisingly well - This works much better than I would have imagined. I love the use of the ToDo markers to explain what substitutions had to be made or what it couldn't do. It's unrealistic to expect a perfect translation but this is super close on all the timelines that I tried. Thanks!

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.0
Review by D0R10B

Useless to me - Bought this with the intent to convert a single, specific FCP 7 project to FCP X. Ran it through and got the cryptic error message "There was a problem converting this XML. Please choose another XML file exported from Final Cut Pro 7." Really? What kind of lazy programmer thinks that is an effective message? At least point me to where the problem might be so I can try to fix it. Instead I'm stuck with trying to tinker with a million different variables to try to get it to work. I suspect this software was rushed out to coincide with the release of FCPx 10.0.3.

Found helpful by 17 out of 29 people