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  • Please HELP! XML from FCPX to Resolve does not include keyframes for stills

    Posted by Skyko Tavis on July 24, 2023 at 5:42 pm

    XML from FCPX to Resolve does not include keyframes for stills, am I not checking a box somewhere? The video files all transfer with the correct keyframes, but all stills are static and should have the movement I keyframed in fcpx using position and sizing. Neither one comes across into Resolve. Thanks!!

    Joseph Owens replied 11 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Michael Gissing

    July 25, 2023 at 4:18 am

    I’ve successfully had stills moves from FCPX translate into Resolve. There are so many variables however that my success may have been lucky. Versions of FCPX, the fcpxml version and the version of Resolve matter for compatibility. In my case I think the editor used a stills tool that triggered the same move using dynamic zoom in Resolve as it activated dynamic zoom and the start and end framing was correct so maybe that way doesn’t rely on keyframes. Obviously proprietary third party plugins doing Ken Burns effect will not translate.

    XML from Pr does include keyframes although the way Pr scales often makes those moves relatively correct but the frame sizing needs to be tweaked on the Color page.

    In Resolve the only box to tick during a timeline import is “Use sizing information”. If that was ticked and keyframes are not importing then it is a matter of the source software and what the xml contains that can be correctly interpreted.

  • Skyko Tavis

    July 29, 2023 at 12:04 am

    Hi Michael,

    Thank you for responding! The “Use sizing information” was definitely ticked in all attempts to get the keyframes to translate (And I even did it once or twice without this checked just in case). No other 3rd party plugins were used, or even fcpx’s for that matter. Just straight old-fashioned keyframing to make the pics enlarge and sometimes reposition.

    This seems VERY strange seeing as resolve DOES get many other much more complicated things like timewarping correct. Oh well… Maybe someone in Blackmagic will see this post and put in a bug report or when I’m finished with this project I may drop them a line myself and ask. if I find out anything valuable I will post it here.

    : )

  • Joseph Owens

    August 10, 2023 at 3:37 pm

    If you are happy with your FCPX version of the *Ken Burns* still manipulation, the sure-fire method is to export the sequence as a .mov, re-imbed it or render and conform back in either FCPX or Resolve. As another contributor noted, there are a large number of Lost in Translation parameters that can go awry, even if the instructions are intact.

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