To celebrate the announcement of X2 Pro version 3 Marquis Broadcast are offering X2Pro with a 50% discount and a free upgrade to the new version when it is released before the end of October. Our very own Russ Hughes and Mike Thornton team up show you how to export an XML of your Apple Final Cut X project and use X2Pro to take that XML file and convert it into an AAF which can be imported into Pro Tools to complete the audio editing and mixing.
This special offer will only be available from Monday 12th October to Sunday 25th October. In addition, X2ProLE users can upgrade to the full version of X2Pro at a third of the normal price during the same time frame. Chris Steele, managing director, Marquis Broadcast told us...
We get such positive feedback about X2Pro, so I am really excited to be able to make this great offer. In addition, I am keen that our X2ProLE users have the opportunity to benefit from the more sophisticated media management (such as referencing external media, or trimming embedded media) and the terrific tools for using roles and subroles to control how the timeline is built in the DAW software. The work we have completed ‘behind the scenes’ will mean that the new version of X2Pro will 64bit and able to support more MP4 camera formats, especially those that originate with some Sony SLR cameras
As you will see in the video by Russ and Mike, X2Pro integrates Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, converting the exported Final Cut Pro X XML into an AAF file, which Avid Pro Tools can open as a session, delivering seamless integration between the two applications. Taking advantage of the metadata-based organising features in Final Cut Pro X, unlimited numbers of audio rolls in Final Cut Pro X can be converted into Pro Tools tracks, allowing sound designers and mixers to start working immediately.
James Gribbins, director/DP of Gribbins Films told us...
I chose X2Pro for a short film I was working on that needed a lot of audio work and it easily handled my project’s more than 32 audio tracks. I think that all professional editors who use Final Cut Pro X and Pro Tools should get this plugin – it’s an essential part of my workflow.
X2Pro uses Marquis’ Media Highway, the core technology employed by Marquis’ media integration products to integrate Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows. The latest version of X2Pro has been updated in terms of its file reading capability, in order to support more formats and releases from Apple, while keeping all existing functionality intact.