Red Giant is partnering with Automatic Duck to deliver two new products: Automatic Duck Ximport AE and Automatic Duck Media Copy 4.0. Both leverage Automatic Duck’s software for transferring projects between host applications and locations. Ximport AE transfers entire timelines, including cuts, third-party effects, transitions and more, from Final Cut Pro X to Adobe After Effects. Media Copy 4.0 uses AAF and XML to simplify copying and moving media files from any Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X or Avid Media Composer/Symphony project. Ximport AE and Media Copy 4.0 join the Red Giant family of software plug-ins for visual effects and motion graphics artists.
With Ximport AE, users can copy entire projects directly from Final Cut Pro X to After Effects without requiring conversion or XML processing. Effects created using third-party plugins such as those from Red Giant, as well as a number of Final Cut Pro X features including compound clips, transforms and retiming, can be transferred from FCP X to AE.
Designed for Final Cut Pro and Avid users, Media Copy 4.0 allows users to copy and move project media by reading the project’s AAF or XML export and copying referenced files to a chosen destination. Users can also generate HTML reports for a record of copied files, and they have the option to process individual project files or group them all for relocation.
Watch this space — interview with Automatic Duck’s president, Wes Plate, coming soon!