Tools that make your life in post production easier
EDL-X makes CMX 3600-compliant Edit Decision Lists based on XMLs exported from Apple Final Cut Pro X. This helps integrating Final Cut Pro X with many industry-standart post production workflows. More information about EDL-X is available here.
Songster helps you to get audio files - including their metadata - into Final Cut Pro 7 and the Avid very efficiently. This expanded version of a previous tool is available on Apple's Mac App Store, and more information is available here.
New & Improved in version 2.1: Now supports drag and drop directly from iTunes, and Avid ALE files carry the original file location for immediate batch import. Watch a quick demo video here.
Ever had trouble coming up with a montage? Sometimes it's tough to make sense of the footage that you have available for montages, and sometimes the lightning of inspiration simply refuses to strike. Dicer randomizes your edit, shuffles shots around and accelerates your montage-workflow in Final Cut Pro 7. The application will not work with Final Cut Pro X. Dicer is available on Apple's Mac App Store, and more information, including a demo video, is available here.
Custom Workflow Tools
Need a solution to a specific problem? Have your own tailor-made solution built by XMiL Workflow Tools. We have built custom solutions for Chyron Corp. , Next Element by Deluxe and the Fox feature film 'Chronicle'. Contact us for more information.
More Workflow Tools
XMiL Workflow Tools work with Final Cut Pro 7, and some work with Avid. They are free to download and will run with limited functionality without a purchased license. Click the icons to go to the product page. Click the descriptions to see a quick product brief with a screen shot on this page.
Export Final Cut Pro clip metadata and still frames from markers
Cut in new VFX shots automatically
Get your RED metadata from FCP to Avid for tape-based RED/Avid workflows
Ever had trouble coming up with a montage? Sometimes it's tough to make sense of the footage that you have available for montages, and sometimes the lightning of inspiration simply refuses to strike. Dicer is a tool that can help in those situations. It will take the shots of your Final Cut Pro sequence, shuffle them around, and put them back into you sequence in random order - all at the press of one single button. More info on Dicer is here.
A short video demonstration of Dicer is available here.
XMiL Exporter works on clips contained in an XML export from Final Cut Pro. It generates text files for import into database applications. Those text files can also contain information on markers placed on the clips in Final Cut Pro. In addition, still frames can be exported from the clip's QuickTime files based on markers and the QuickTimes' Finder-level poster frames can be set. More info on XMiL Exporter is here.
XMiL Placer is for people who work on visual effects-heavy shows, who have to put a lot of iterations of visual effects shots into the cut on an ongoing basis. Placer takes the tedium out of cutting in the new effects shots manually. It analyzes an XML file of the sequence exported from Final Cut Pro, and places the new clips in the sequence, lined up with their base clips. Read more about XMiL Placer here.
A short video demonstration of XMiL Placer is available here.
More about XMiL Placer is here.
XMiL Sequencer converts an XML file exported from a Final Cut Pro timeline and turns it into an Avid Log Exchange (ALE) file. This file can then be imported into an Avid nonlinear editing system, turning the segments used in the FCP timeline into Avid master clips.
Output a video tape from Final Cut Pro and digitize the clips in the Avid to edit. Metadata from the original QuickTimes, such as source time code, comes across in the ALE file from XMiL Sequencer. This provides the capability to trace back to the original QuickTimes, and, in turn, to their original source files, such as DPX files or Red Cine files from the Red camera. Alternatively, finish the show using the Final Cut Pro output tapes. Read more about XMiL Sequencer here.
A short video demonstration of XMiL Songster is available here.
If you have any questions, suggestions or requests for applications around Final Cut Pro and XML, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.