ClipExporter for Final Cut Pro X exports clips from your project and helps to organize your post-production workflow. The application provides a detailed list of the exported clips - including their accompanied metadata and is very simple to use.

Video export

• Quickly export clips as independent video files without any transcoding or rendering. This preserves all data and quality of the original source media file.
• Video formats including RED, MXF, AVCHD, H264 and more are supported.
• ClipExporter adds spotlight searchable metadata of your clips like keywords and notes.
• Exports your clips as Quicktime Reference movies.

After Effects export

• ClipExporter translates your Final Cut Pro X project to an After Effects script file
• Supports retimed clips, blend modes & amount, position, anchor point, scale, rotation, corner pins, notes, markers, titles
• Supports keyframes
• Missing files are substituted with Placeholders. These can easily be relinked using "Replace Footage..."

After Effects "linked mode" export
• If video export is also activated, After Effects references the trimmed video files that have been exported along with the script file.
• Compound-, Audition- and Multicam clips are flattened and reduced to the main composition
• Retimed clips retain their position in time, but their duration is un-retimed
• Only supports notes. All other modifications and keyframes are discarded

Nuke export

• For each clip a Nuke file is generated
• Only available in "linked mode"
• All the clips metadata is right in place in a Backdrop node
• Optionally use relative file paths in the Read node and easily relink your media by changing the project directory

Additional Features
• Assign roles to clips in Final Cut Pro X to define and export specific clips instead of the complete timeline
• Choose whether to export all to a single folder or to a per-clip folder
• Save time and let ClipExporter create a per-clip subfolder structure
• Useful for Producers: export a detailed list of the exported clips to Excel or Numbers


Does it export clips as video files with effects, colour corrections or other changes applied?
-> ClipExporter does not transcode or render video files. It simply saves a trimmed copy of the source footage in order to preserve an unaltered state. So all modifications or effects get discarded.

System Requirements: OS X v1.9.0 or later,
Supported XML: Final Cut Pro X 10.1.2 or later

What's New

Version 2.1.1

• removed R3D file support from App Store version.
• added back metadata embedding to video exporter. Accidently disabled it with the previous update.
• added CC 2015 to the "send to.." After Effects export setting.
• added source Timecode In-Point to Nuke Read Node.
• fixed: Timeline Frame naming token had an irregular count of digits. This made sorting all videos (based on their occurrence on the timeline) in the Finder unusable.
• fixed start crash on OS X El Capitan
• minor fixes

Customer Reviews

I was able to get video to export...

In FCPX, export your XML but select 1.5, the previous version to export. I then opened the XML and “ran” this app and it did export all of my clips as separate QT Movies, which is what I needed. However, it also reported errors for every file basically saying that the file format was not supported. Pretty pricey and it is obviously hit or miss. Buy at your own discretion.

Does Not Work! Do Not Buy!


In theory this seems like a great tool, but if it does not work then it is a waste of $110. iTunes does not refund you for this item and the developer has suddenly stopped returning my emails when I asked for a refund.

Advertised features not working


So, I could be wrong, but couldn’t find anything to help clarify this, but does not seem to output anything but H.264, even when selecting Prores as an option for sharing clips in a project setting (FCPX) it still outputs H.264, no obvious solutions


Thomas Szabo
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Rated 4+
© 2015 Thomas Szabo


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