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  • FCP7 to Premiere via XML trouble

    Posted by Jerry Wise on July 24, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    we are transitioning from FCP7 to Premiere on Mac. I have hundreds of projects to be XML’d. on some XML’s the audio tracks do not come thru. in the FCP sequence track 1 is vo., track 3&4 is music. I have tried everything to make it work to no avail. I can re-import the XML back into FCP and all is fine…but going to Premiere is where I have the audio issue. is there something I’m doing wrong.?

    Jerry Wise replied 8 years, 10 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Richard Herd

    July 24, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Here’s how I’ve been doing it, when NECESSARY, otherwise I keep the edit in 7.

    I media manage the sequence. As a new project. I usually name it “Project Name – Sequence MM 20140723”

    Then I open that project (which is really just a sequence) and XML that.

    It has been very time consuming, by the way. And it hasn’t been perfect because some editing techniques (not to mention plug-ins) simply don’t work the way they did in 7.

    Bottom line: I will continue to use 7 for the next decade simply because of the amount of projects sitting here. I keep them all on an Xraid with a 10.6.8 system.

    Note also try removing every single effect and setting on the audio tracks. It could be the XML just doesn’t recognize them as viable audio. Additionally, you will need to re-render everything back in PP, so any audio that has been rendered, and FCP is looking at the render file as the file, means it isn’t getting XML’d. (Make sense?) — hence the media management step.

    Good luck!

  • Jerry Wise

    July 24, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    thank you for the response. I feel the same way…stay with’s a workhorse for me. I have tons of plug-ins I bought for 7 and almost none of them will be available in Premiere. we have to transition to 7 due to corporate. I’m not happy. Premiere has a very long way to go to be quick and easy. don’t get me started.
    i’ll try your suggestion concerning the audio. Thanks Richard.

  • Richard Herd

    July 24, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    [jerry wise] “we have to transition to 7 due to corporate”

    Are they paying for CC?

    I didn’t tell corporate 😉

  • Jerry Wise

    July 25, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    they are paying. It’s for CBS O&O’s. We bought a hundred or so seats.

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