updated 08:15 pm EST, Tue November 3, 2009
New plug-in transfers FCP media to AE
Boris has released a new Adobe After Effects plug-in, Boris XML Transfer. The utility transfers Apple's Final Cut Pro program sequences to After Effects, preserving all aspects of Final Cut projects such as effects, audio, media clips, transitions, geometric transformations, and multi-clip edits. Trimmed clips retain full editing capabilities in Adobe After Effects, presented as stepped-up or stepped-down layers.
The new plug-in preserves audio levels, pans, and cross-fades, while effects settings and keyframe animations are accurately translated. Multi-clip edits are supported, as are native Final Cut effects -- they are translated into After Effects features that mimic the look and behavior of the original.
Boris XML Transfer requires an Intel CPU, 2GB of RAM and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or higher, along with Final Cut Pro 6 or later and Adobe CS3 or newer. The plug-in costs $300.