“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,” confirms Chris Steele, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. “The new version of X2Pro includes a number of enhancements designed to improve functionality and increase ease of use.”
Two important additions to the product are: trimming audio source with handles to reduce the size of the AAF files and the option to reference audio files rather than embed them in the AAF. In addition we have added features which enhance the way FCP-X Roles are converted to ProTools tracks: the option to select which Roles are exported, control the order the Roles will appear in ProTools and the option to ignore subroles when packing media onto tracks. BWF metadata is now maintained to help with preserve key information from shoot to finish and make it easier to select the right channel of audio. Together these features deliver far more compact tracks in ProTools and help accelerate the workflow.
Brian Gonosey, Electric Entertainment said: "When Electric Entertainment transitioned to Final Cut Pro X, we needed to re-engineer our whole workflow. X2Pro became the missing puzzle piece that allowed us to work with Apple's software and still maintain the highest quality production standard. With Version 2's ability to work with referenced media, X2Pro will greatly increase our efficiency in moving from FCP-X to Protools."
“At Marquis our mission is to help customers achieve maximum efficiencies from their digital processes,” confirms Steele. “X2Pro Professional now provides a smooth workflow between Final Cut Pro X and Avid Pro Tools and now with the additional tools and enhanced ease-of-use, users can take full advantage of the functionality of these two world-class products.”