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  • Help! Need to convert an old FCP Project file from 10.0.x to an XML or 10.4.5

  • Teo Camporeale

    September 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Hello, I know this is a long shot: DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAPPEN TO HAVE A WORKING INSTALL OF FCP 10.0.X OR UP TO 10.3? I need to work with an older Final Cut project file, but I did not know that after FCP 10.3, you cannot access the file even to convert it. My old machine that had 10.0.x installed died, and even if I could find the installers, it probably wont run on the new mac OS… If anyone could help, I’d be happy to pay something for your effort! Thank you!

  • Patrick Donegan

    September 18, 2020 at 5:18 am

    I thought i had already replied.

    I have an iMac 2011 dual boot and will see if i can open that file.

    I also have some old cloned systems, so I will be able to run FCPX 10.3/

  • Teo Camporeale

    September 18, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Hi Patrick, thank you for your reply! I think you did answer on ? My apologies for not responding to that sooner– I actually got it converted. And, my memory being not so sharp, and since I didn’t make project notes on this one before archiving, it turns out it was actually a FCP 7 file! Luckily the person who tried it happened to still have 7 available and was able to convert. My lesson is well learned though: ALWAYS make an XML backup of the project before archiving! Thanks again for responding.

  • Karine Baczynski

    October 2, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    Hey Patrick, Sorry to bother you, but I’m in a similar situation. I was able to get some old FCP7 project xmls created and they open in FCPX, but some of the media files relink and some don’t? They are all in DV/DVCPRO codec. Since it sounds like you’ve done this before, I’m wondering if you might know what the problem is? Any words of advice?? Thank you!

  • Teo Camporeale

    May 1, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Hi Karine, I just logged back into Creative Cow for the first time since… well, when I posted that last October. I hope you found a solution to the issue. For me, my project files were so old, there was no conversion path possible using current software. I literally got lucky with a kind soul on an FCP forum, who happened to have an old mac in an closet, that still had FCP-Pro installed. He took the time to convert my project file to xml and from there I was able to open it in Premier. Everything had to be manually re-linked, but it seemed like the timings and cuts were more or less preserved.

    All the best, Teo

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