As announced, Apple put on the market an updated version of FCPX (10.0.03). It is the second update since FCPX’s tumultuous release back in but what grabbed my attention was the release of a new application, 7toX for Final Cut Pro, that finally allows you to convert your FCP7 to transition to FCPX.

I am sure this should make many editors happy. It was a sine qua non condition for me to move forward with Apple, it is no longer enough, but certainly helps.

Surprisingly enough, it is not Apple itself we have to thank for this application, but Assisted Editing (they also developed Xto 7 for Final Cut Pro for $49.99). Here is what they say about it:

7toX for Final Cut Pro brings your Final Cut Pro 7 projects forward to 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. 7toX translates important metadata from your Final Cut Pro 7 Project — including bins, clips and sequences — to a new Event in Final Cut Pro X (version 10.0.3) with the highest fidelity of any translation application for Final Cut Pro. In addition, the application provides clear, detailed reporting after every transfer.

An important note: you need to have the latest FCPX version for it to run.

To read more about the workflow options, requirements, the steps, click here. To buy the application, click here.

via Richard Harrington Blog

By mentorless| 1 Comment | Directing and Directors, Editing and Editors, Filmmakers Tools

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