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  • Can project created in 5.0 be opened in 4.5?

  • Faryar Mansuri

    October 21, 2005 at 10:15 pm

    I need to farm out some work to editor who has FCP 4.5
    Can projects created in 5.0 be opened in 4.5?


  • Thaxter Clavemarlton

    October 21, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    Its never been possible to “work backward” in past versions.

    You might be able to export an EDL and do work based on that, but the FCP 5 timeline/project should not open in 4x.

  • Michael Horton

    October 21, 2005 at 10:53 pm

    Yes you can. Via XML. Read this

    Michael Horton

  • CowCowBoogie

    October 21, 2005 at 11:33 pm

    I was dealing with this problem with an editor just yesterday. We found XML largely did the job but that markers didn’t export. We were doing rough and fast tests, though, so perhaps there is a way of transferring markers which we weren’t aware of.

    Otherwise, everything else we focused on — clips, subclips, and sequences, all transferred between programs with no issues using XML.

  • Chris T

    October 24, 2005 at 6:12 am

    Hi CowCowBoogie

    I tried this the other day, exporting an xml document of a 5.02 project, and importing it into 4.5. However, after selecting the xml doc to import, I was then asked to choose a translation document as well. I had no idea what this was and when i cancelled, FCP reported that there was an error and was unable to open the xml file, any ideas what i could try differently to get this to work?


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