Philip Hodgetts says he agrees with Apple in that translating projects from FCP 7 to 10 “cannot be done with perfect fidelity.” But it did not stop he and fellow software wizard Dr. Gregory Clarke from coming as close as currently possible with 7toX for Final Cut Pro. Phillip showed off the softwares capabilities in a comprehensive demo at a recent Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. Video after the break.
One nice bonus of the software is that it even translates FCP 7 tracks! Not into actual FCPX tracks, but into Role metadata so at least you have them for reference or any necessary manipulation.
The Intelligent Assistance website states that “bins will be translated to keyword collections, based on the bin name. Log notes and other metadata will be in the Notes field for each clip. There will be a keyword collection for “FCP 7 Sequences” where all sequences from the Final Cut Pro 7 project will have been translated to Compound Clips.”
If you ever have to move a project from FCP 7 to 10, this $9.99 app sounds like the place to start.