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Import FCP 7 Projects to Premiere Pro CC on Mac

Import FCP 7 Projects to Premiere Pro CC on Mac

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How to make a jump from FCP 7 to Premiere Pro CC? For easily import the FCP 7 projects to Premiere Pro CC on Mac, we are going to offer you some details on transferring the FCP files to Premiere Pro CC for further editing. So do you know any best supported formats for FCP and Premiere Pro CC?


Part 1: XML—Transfer same file formats into Premiere Pro CC from FCP

Several simple steps are allowed here to move FCP 7 projects to Premiere Pro:

1.Make a back-up of your FCP 7 project and corresponding files on an external hard drive. If you have to re-link anything, make sure you have a copy of those files with you.

2. In FCP7, open the project. If you want all bins and sequences transferred, make sure you don’t have anything selected; otherwise it will only make an XML of the sequence you have selected.

3. File>Export>XML. A dialogue box will appear letting you know the source being exported. Make sure to keep the format at Apple XML Interchange Format Version 5 and make sure the “save project with latest clip metadata (recommended) is checked. Click OK.


4. The XML file will default to the project name in FCP 7. Open Premiere Pro. File>Import>find the XML file and click Import.

5.You will see a window for the translation report. This report tells you how Premiere deals with any effects, titles or transitions that did not translate. For instance, if my fonts didn’t translate, the report will tell me what font it used to replace it. Or if my cross dissolve did not translate, Premiere replaced it with a dissolve. Click OK.


6. In the project panel, you will see a bin with the name of your project. The bin includes the clips, the sequences and the translation results file. To see what did not transfer, open the translation results file.

7. Open the sequence and scrub through to make sure everything is working! And there you have it folks. Premiere makes it fairly easy to make a smooth transition from FCP7.

Question: It seems that some incompatible formats cannot be directly transferred into Premiere Pro CC via XML. So any other solutions there?

Part 2. Another assistant for incompatible formats
Answers: If you got some Final Cut Pro exported QuickTime to Premiere, my fear is that Adobe Premiere is not going to like the source files. In this case, you will need a MOV file converter, and then convert MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro editing. Here, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended for you!

Tips: With the latest upgraded version to support the H.265/HEVC decode and encode well, it is more popular among our users!

When you install and launch this MOV to MPEG-2 converter on Mac, just open the main interface and load the files in with ‘Add files’. Then go to the output list to find the suitable items for ‘Adobe Premiere Pro CC’>>’MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’. That could be the best output one for Premiere Pro, also with a high quality preserved. Or for other ‘Settings’ or ‘Edit’ functions? We can easily enjoy them well. Go back to the main interface, it’s time to hit the ‘Convert’ button to start the conversion.


In this case, we will not be confused with the issues between FCP and Premiere Pro CC. For quickly and easily move all FCP projects to Premiere Pro CC, welcome to the Pavtube studio to get more!

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