Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X: How they work together

“You can import Final Cut Pro X XML files into Logic Pro,” Alex Gollner reports for Alex4D. “Use of XML to import Final Cut Pro sequences into Logic Pro allows you to exchange multiple audio tracks, with all positional region information, region names, and volume and pan automation data retained. You can choose whether to keep the sample rates of the audio as they are in your Final Cut Pro project or have Logic Pro X convert them to a single sample rate.”

“You can export Logic Pro X projects as Final Cut Pro X XML files for import into Final Cut,” Rogowsky reports. “Software instrument tracks are always bounced to audio files. MIDI tracks are ignored. Bouncing will automatically switch to real-time mode, if necessary (such as when an I/O or External Instrument plug-in is used). You can also choose whether you include the video that’s in Logic Pro X in the XML file. The Logic X project can also be exported so that it appears as a compound clip in an event as well as a Final Cut Pro X project.”

Rogowsky reports, “You can see Final Cut Pro X projects as movies in Logic Pro X’s media browser. Logic Pro documents will also appear in Final Cut Pro’s media browser so you can use them in Final Cut events and projects.”

Much more, including screenshots, in the full article here.

Related articles:
The Loop reviews Apple’s new Logic Pro X: The same professional-level features plus new high-end abilities – July 16, 2013
Apple unveils Logic Pro X with modern new interface designed for pros – July 16, 2013
PC Magazine reviews Apple’s Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3: Editors’ Choice for high-end video editing – February 7, 2012


  1. FCPX is coming along very nicely. The workflow is truly unique, in all of the right ways, and with the new Mac Pro and continued development of FCP X (and please fix Compressor so that it handles Fields correctly), there will finally be a new player in town. Really glad to hear about integration with Logic X.

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