Sharing Directly from FCP X to Worx4 X

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FCP X can share projects directly to enabled applications. This means that you don't need to separately export from FCP X and then browse (or drag and drop) in Worx4 X. Sharing allows you to do this in a single step.

 

Setting things up in FCP X
Before you can use this feature, you must setup Worx4 X as a destination within FCP X. This is a simple process and only needs to be done once.

1. Open the Destinations preferences
From the File menu, select Share and then Add Destination...

destinations

2. Create a New Destination

Making sure that Add Destination is selected on the left, double click on the Export File icon on the right. This will create a new entry on the left called Export File. Double click on this new entry and give it a better name, for example Worx4 X.

 

3. Configure the new Share Destination

There is only one thing to configure for the new Share Destination and that is the application that should be used to open the resulting file. From the Open With selection, choose Other... and locate Worx4 X within the Application folder.

When you're all finished, it should look like this:

destinations done

Don't worry about the options for Video and Audio. When FCP X and Worx4 X talk, Worx4 X will ask for only the FCP XML, so no media files will be generated.

 

Tips

  • The items on the Share menu (see below) will be presented in the same order as the items in the Destinations list above. The items in this list can be re-arranged by dragging items within the list.
  • If sharing to Worx4 X is your most common destination, you can make Worx4 X the default destination by ctrl-clicking (or right-clicking) on the Worx4 X entry in the Destinations list and selecting Make Default. With Worx4 X as the default destination, you can share straight to Worx4 X, just by pressing ⌘E.

 

Sharing a Project
Once the destination has been setup, Worx4 X will appear on the File -> Share menu.

To share a project, first ensure that the project is selected in the Library's Event. Then from the File menu select Share and then Worx4 X...

FCP X will pop up an Info window prior to sharing:

share-info
Press the Next... button.

Worx4 X will appear and will then disappear again. Don't worry, this is quite normal. FCP X will launch Worx4 X and will ensure that Worx4 X is a compatible application (in effect, making sure that they both speak the same language).

Once FCP X is happy that Worx4 X is compatible, it hides Worx4 X and then generates the FCP XML. Once this is done, Worx4 X will appear again, with the FCP XML loaded as the Source.

From here, you can review the roles and other settings before starting your conversion...