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bart kleeven
convert imovie 08 to fcp7
on Apr 25, 2012 at 10:45:07 am

i'm playing the “editing doctor” for a client who began a project under Imovie 08 and wants me to finish it in Final Cut Pro 7, now

Is this possible and if yes how?

thanks


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Steve Eisen
Re: convert imovie 08 to fcp7
on Apr 25, 2012 at 1:18:21 pm

Not sure if your version of iMovie has it but look for Share/Export FCP XML. I know it's in version 9

Steve Eisen
Eisen Video Productions
Vice President
Chicago Final Cut Pro Users Group


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Michael Gissing
Re: convert imovie 08 to fcp7
on Apr 25, 2012 at 11:22:12 pm

There is a convoluted route by going from iMovie to FCPX and then exporting via Xto7 software to bring it into FCP7. There might be a few issues with things like titles, fonts, the look of dissolves, clip vari speeds (if applicable) etc.

The other issue is whether FCPX can open iMovie8. It is Apple so who knows. They seem to be happy to break forward as well as backward compatibility. That is why Steve was asking about XML support in iMovie8.


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bart kleeven
Re: convert imovie 08 to fcp7
on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:18:05 am

in Imovie 08 there is indeed an export function xml for final cut..
so you can import the xml in fcp7, the edit was not perfectly copied but it was a huge time saver.. thanks for your responses


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