About This Document

The Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format provides extensive access to the contents of Final Cut Pro projects, including edits and transitions, effects, layer-compositing information, and organizational structures. Using the interchange format, you can process project content in ways that supplement the capabilities of the Final Cut Pro application itself. You can also share Final Cut Pro information with other applications or systems that support XML—including nonlinear editors, asset management systems, database systems, and broadcast servers.

The main body of this document describes version 5 of the Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format. The appendix Versions of XMEML and Final Cut compares versions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the interchange format.

This document assumes that you are familiar with XML conventions and with the Final Cut Pro 7 application.


This document contains the following chapters and appendixes:

This document also has an index.

XML Resources

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