You've finished a short film but need to have some VFX applied to a few shots in your FCPX timeline. Now you can export the clips you need as reference movies, with handles using ClipExporter.
Exporting the whole timeline or indeed wrestling with the whole FCPXML in another app is just too cumbersome for work on a few shots. Now MindTransplant have released ClipExporter, a $15.99 app that allows you export reference movies of single or multiple clips from an FCPXML file. This might be familiar to FCP.co readers because Thomas Szabo emailed us with the information over the weekend as we had run a story on his previous Nuke exporter a while ago.
ClipExporter takes an exported FCPXML file, adds the option of handles and then makes folders with reference movies and data for Nuke or SynthEyes.
- Exports Quicktime reference movies.
- Exports Nuke files. All in-/out-frames and timeline positions match your exported Final Cut Pro X project.
- Export for Syntheyes. A custom (.synInfo) file format is created for import in Syntheyes. Therefore an importer sizzle-script is required, which can be downloaded·here.
- Adds handle frames (optionally). Extends each clip length by a given number of frames.
- Creates shot based folders with naming conventions.
- Creates subfolders (optionally).
- Saves disc space by refering to the original source media. No files are copied.
Many thanks to Thomas for getting in touch. It is good to see the FCP ecosystem alive and well and filling in those gaps left in the interoperability of Final Cut Pro X with other software applications.