X2Pro uses Marquis’ Media Highway, the core technology employed by Marquis’ media integration products to integrate Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, delivering seamless integration between the two applications. Previously DigiTurk used Final Cut Pro 7. However, following an upgrade to Final Cut Pro X, DigiTurk needed to export and send audio to Pro Tools for audio finishing. Marquis’ X2Pro was selected on price and performance and will now be used for work on TV programmes, movies and series channels.
X2Pro works by converting the exported Final Cut Pro X XML into an AAF file, which Avid Pro Tools can open as a session. Using the enhanced metadata in XML 1.2 from Final Cut Pro X, X2Pro provides a high fidelity conversion to a Pro Tools session, with planned support for audio gain and key frames. Taking advantage of the innovative metadata-based organising features in Final Cut Pro X, X2Pro allows detail control over the conversion of audio Roles in Final Cut Pro X to Pro Tools tracks, allowing sound designers and mixers to start working immediately.
“X2Pro’s functionality allows users to utilise the full advantages of Final Cut Pro X and Avid Pro Tools,” explains Tom Hassall, marketing manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The product saves time and improves the efficiency of audio finishing and now many leading organisations across the globe are enjoying the benefits that X2Pro brings to post production workflows.”
X2Pro is only available on the Mac App Store at £99.99/$149.99. X2ProLE is a lower cost version for those who do not need audio files referenced, media trimmed, or close control of the conversion of Roles. X2ProLE users can upgrade to the full Pro version with an In App Purchase.