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Old December 16th, 2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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Opening .fcp from FCP 6 in FCP 5

Hey everyone,
I'm currently working on editing feature length film and it's traveling between me and someone else who is editing. The problem (for me at least) is that he has Final Cut Pro 6 and I'm still on 5. I do plan to upgrade eventually, but at the moment I don't really have a need for 6. Is there any way I can open the .fcp files created in FCP 6 with 5 using some sort of work-around or a converter of some sort? I don't really even need to be able to save them, I just want to view them so I can oversee what the editor is doing.

thanks for your help
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:45 AM   #2
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Have him export it as an XML file. Then import that into FCP 5. As long as you both have the same footage, you should be able to see the edits exactly as he made them.
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Old December 16th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #3
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Hey everyone,
I'm currently working on editing feature length film and it's traveling between me and someone else who is editing. The problem (for me at least) is that he has Final Cut Pro 6 and I'm still on 5. I do plan to upgrade eventually, but at the moment I don't really have a need for 6. Is there any way I can open the .fcp files created in FCP 6 with 5 using some sort of work-around or a converter of some sort? I don't really even need to be able to save them, I just want to view them so I can oversee what the editor is doing.

thanks for your help
So your feature isn't worth the upgrade to FCP 6 so you can oversee it?
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Old December 16th, 2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Ok, I'll have him try that - thanks for the tip. Will I be able to see the different layers/transparency settings if I use an XML file?

I mentioned it was a feature length film, and a low budget one so quite honestly, it isn't worth the upgrade for me because I'm the director of photography, not the main editor - he simply wanted my input on a couple of shots, etc.
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