X2Pro Audio Convert

Developer: Marquis Broadcast

Current Version: 4.0.32

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 9.8 MB - Download


Move your Final Cut Pro X projects to the audio suite simply and quickly. X2Pro Audio Convert takes your FCP X XML and creates an AAF with embedded or referenced audio media which Avid Pro Tools can open as a session, delivering seamless integration between the two applications..

The AAF has also been successfully imported into Steinberg Nuendo, Merging Technologies Pyramix and Apple Logic Pro X.

X2Pro Audio Convert is a cutting edge conversion application for delivering FCP X projects for audio finishing, it is easy to use directly from within FCP X.

Taking advantage of the innovative Roles features in FCP X, X2Pro allows you to choose how these are converted to tracks; their order, packing and whether they are included, allowing sound designers to start working immediately.

Media can be embedded in the AAF (and trimmed with handles to minimise file size) to create a single, simple to transfer, file. Alternatively the AAF can reference external media which is ideal when FCP X and ProTools have access to the same shared storage.

Those who do not need the advanced functions of referenced, trimmed media, or close control of the conversion of Roles, can look at the cost effective X2ProLE.

X2Pro faithfully translates your audio timeline along with L-cuts, J-cuts, transitions, levels, automatic gain and fade handles, as well as the incredibly powerful FCP X compound clips. Transitions are converted into linear cross fades. Audio media can be any QuickTime supported audio, non-PCM audio is converted to PCM at either 16 or 24 bit.

R3D media is supported.

Multicam Clips are effectively translated taking across the audio of the selected angle.

X2Pro gives a clear warning when it comes across elements of a sequence which it cannot translate such as time maps and effects.

We recommend rendering an off-line or proxy version of the flattened video and exporting that if a reference is needed within Pro Tools. Only audio media is translated by X2Pro.

• FCP X, 10.0.4 or later and XML from 1.1
• X2Pro runs on OS X El Capitan (10.11) and later
• Pro Tools v7.0 or later for AAF import (not LE versions, v7 and v8 require Digitranslator for AAF import)

X2Pro uses Marquis Media Highway technology to integrate FCP X into the established professional audio workflow. Marquis Media Highway is the core technology employed by Marquis’ media integration products – it improves how broadcast production systems interoperate by delivering a seamless and cost-effective integration between leading broadcast content applications. Marquis Broadcast specializes in content workflows and media integration software and has been delivering solutions to broadcast since 1998.


Release Notes:

> X2Pro now attempts to use AV Foundation to read MXF files
> X2Pro now collects anonymised data to let us know how often it reverts to QTKit in order to read media files, this can be turned off
> Fix for a problem caused by two transitions on top of each other
> Fix for a problem where disabling an audio source in a sync clip could lead to a loss of some audio


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Doctor Gonzo

Life saver - I would like to acknowledge the fantastic support team at X2Pro. The software delivered as promised. We are finishing a feature length film in FCPX and waited for audio support from X2Pro to be able to use Pro Tools for sound design to complete the film. I came across a few errors in my first attempt. The support staff (Chris) was immediately responsive to help me troubleshoot the errors and resolve the issues. I was able to export the entire film to AAF file for finishing in Pro Tools, which worked great. I can't thank them enough.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 4.0.29
Review by fustratedcustomer11100

Doesnt Work - I spend $150 on this and it doesn’t work. It can’t open the FCP XMP file, but no where does it list any trouble shooting options for figuring out how to solve the issue. The project file exports an regular audion track no problem. There isn’t a call number, only a foum that hasn’t been updated. Meanwhile I have deadline that is coming up. Very disappointed.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.0.32
Review by I<3333nathan

Rip off - Exported my timeline as an AAF and opened in Pro Tools with my editor. Not only were the files a mess, nothing was in their correct roles. My music, for example is all meticulously organized as music roles, however it converted them to dialogue roles. How can this even happen? Total rip off, there’s nothing in troubleshooting that will solve the very basic function of the app, which is to export an AAF accurately. It was referenceing the wrong files in the wrong places, fades didn’t translate (as promised), roles were all over the place. I will be writing to apple to demand a refund. Not good guys. Not even close.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people