Exporting XML in Final Cut Pro
You can export clips, bins, sequences, or even an entire Final Cut Pro project as an
Note: When you export, Final Cut Pro updates the internal identifiers (UUIDs) of all the
clips in your project. To make sure your project matches the exported XML,
Final Cut Pro saves your project during export, unless you explicitly deselect the “Save
project with latest clip metadata (recommended)” checkbox.
To export a Final Cut Pro element as an XML file:
In Final Cut Pro, select the clips, bins, or sequences you want to export as XML.
Choose File > Export > XML.
The Export XML dialog appears. A summary of the selected elements to be exported is
shown next to the Source field.
Choose the version of the Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format you want to export.
In most cases, you should choose the most recent version. You should only choose an
older version of the Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format if:
You need to create an XML file that is backward compatible with an older version
of Final Cut Pro
You have XML processing code or a third-party application that only recognizes an
older version of the Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format
Select the Include Master Clips Outside Selection option if you want the master clips
for a sequence to be exported within the XML file.
The Include Master Clips Outside Selection option is useful when you select a sequence
or sequence clips for export. For more information about master clips, see Chapter 4,
Working with Master and Affiliate Clips
,” on page 43.
If you do not want to save your project file at the same time you export XML, deselect
the “Save project with latest clip metadata (recommended)” checkbox.
Choose a name and destination for the XML file, then click Save.
Some applications may require an .xml extension at the end of the filename, so
you may want to add this just in case.