SendToX (previously called 7toX) brings your Final Cut Pro 7 or 6 or Premiere Pro XML into Final Cut Pro X so you can use Apple’s powerful new professional editing tools to update or finish your older projects. The lightweight application is simple to use, with drag-and-drop support and progress information. SendToX translates important metadata from your Project XML — including bins, clips, subclips and sequences — to a new Event in Final Cut Pro X with the highest fidelity of any translation application for Final Cut Pro. In addition, the application provides clear, detailed reporting after every translation.

• Final Cut Pro version 10.0.6 or later
• An application that exports Final Cut Pro XML (such as Final Cut Pro 7 or 6, Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Final Cut Pro 7 will not run on macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later!

Choose from three simple methods to translate Final Cut Pro 7 XML to Final Cut Pro X XML:
• Run SendToX and use the Open dialog to locate your exported XML file
• Drag-and-drop the XML file onto the SendToX application icon
• Right-click on the XML file in the Finder and choose Open With > SendToX
SendToX displays a progress bar during XML translation and, when completed, adds the new Event to the Event Library. The Event contains clips for each media file and Compound Clips for each sequence.
SendToX supports both Final Cut Pro X and the Final Cut Pro X Trial.

SendToX produces the highest fidelity translation of your Final Cut Pro Project, including the following conversions:
• Bins become Keyword Collections, complete with original Log Notes and comments
• Sequences become Compound Clips and are tagged with a “Sequences” keyword to make them easy to find
• Multicam Clips are fully supported
• Original track structures are represented by Roles
• PICT files are automatically converted to TIFF files
• 31 transitions are translated to matching transitions
• 72 video FxPlug and FxScript filters are translated to matching video filters
• 32 audio filters are translated to matching audio filters
• Layered Photoshop files are accurately translated to Layered Photoshop files in Final Cut Pro X
• Motion Tab settings (Scale, Rotation, Center, Crop, Distort and Opacity) are translated to Transform settings (Scale, Rotation, Position, Crop, Distort and Compositing Opacity)
• Composite Modes are translated to matching Compositing Blend Modes
• Constant speed changes are translated

SendToX adds red to-do markers to items that have been changed or substituted during translation. You can easily view these markers in the Timeline Index in Final Cut Pro X, and quickly jump to a specific marker to review any change in context in the timeline.

Frequently Asked Questions:
• Does it work with .fcp project files? - The Final Cut Pro project file is a binary format proprietary to Apple. The XML must be exported from FCP 6 or 7.
• Does it work with Final Cut Pro 6 or 5? - User testing shows that SendToX does work with XML from FCP 6 and 5. We have a concern with speed changes as that changed with version 7.
• Does it work with Final Cut Express? - Unfortunately Final Cut Express does not export XML, which is what SendToX translates. It is possible, if you have an accommodating friend, to import your project (with media) into Final Cut Pro and then export Final Cut Pro 7 (or 6) XML.

What's New

Version 1.0.79

• Bug fix to support timecode metadata from EditReady

Ratings and Reviews

Worked Beautifully For Me

Fitz Blitz

I'm glad to say that 7toX worked beautifully for me.

This utility does not produce perfect versions of the FCP 7 versions, but they are quite easily fixable for the most part.

You should read through the accompanying information and see what will be translated and what will not.

Still images do not spread out over the time that you had them in FCP7 and text generated in FCP7 will not be translated, but the text does arrive using the most basic of the Motion templates provided in FCPX. This is very useful.

The biggest "not translated" item for me is that audio "reverts" to the left and right channels as it would have been when first introduced to FCP7. I did have quite a lot of audio in my old projects where I had taken one channel and assigned it to left and right. In the translation that has reverted, so now the "good stuff" is back to one channel.

I have been impressed by the consistent way in which the ins and outs have been maintained and this is also true in the very complicated audio editing that I had performed on the work in FCP7.

It is really excellent for me now to have the unfinished work I had in FCP7 translated into FCPX. This now means that I will not have to go back to FCP7. I think that anyone who has become used to FCPX will not wish to return to using FCP7 or any other profressional video editor.

Not perfect but does the job.


Recently downloaded this software as our office is making the switch to FCPX. While we made sure to finish projects on FCP7, occasionally clients will need us to make changes to old projects. This programme did the job of getting projects across along with the source media, it kept everything in the correct order on the project timeline too. However, it didn't manage to bring across colour correction, text effects, movements such as pan across a photo and a few other things. It basically meant spending time correcting these issues so the project was back to its original form.

So it gets your projects across but not perfectly. We're still glad we purchased it, one project took 2+ hours to render in FCP7 took roughly 5-15 minutes in FCPX.

Better... still not reliable


Far better than previous version - only because that for me didn't work at all.
This will now transfer a project from fcp7 to X, but there are loads of errors.

I had text misplaced, footage out of sync, errors in transitions and some footage not connected at all - and lots of them - in a 3 minute film.

So If I do use ths, I then have to go through and re-edit the film to get rid of all these errors.............. So much for Apples usability of the past.
Let's be honest this programme should really be an intrinsic part of Final Cut X, made by apple, and 100% reliable..... But it's not. I'm sure the developers are very intelligent and hard-working people... but this really needs to be 100% reliable or it's useless.

Can I use this product infront of a client to transfer and edit I did for them to FCX? Absolutely no way whatsoever. I'd be embarrassed to let a client see how unprofessional it's all become.
It's another example of Apple's dumbing down of what used to be a great editing system.... All such a shame.


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8 MB
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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