SEATTLE and LAS VEGAS
– Automatic Duck (www.automaticduck.com) debuted a new timeline translation application for Final Cut Pro X editors and Apple Motion artists.
Automatic Duck demonstrated Xsend Motion, its newest application, which converts XML from Final Cut Pro X to a Motion 5 project, effectively building a bridge between the two applications. The product will be available soon, though no specific date or pricing was revealed.
“Xsend Motion solves a problem that’s been bugging FCPX editors for a long time,” said Wes Plate, president of Automatic Duck. “Xsend Motion essentially re-creates a Final Cut Pro X timeline as a Motion project, giving users a similar workflow to what they had in the Final Cut Studio days. ‘Send to Motion’ back in FCP7/Motion 4 was a powerful feature that was discontinued with FCPX and Motion 5, and we know there are a lot of artists out there that really miss this feature.”
Xsend Motion reads XML exports, or is able to process projects directly from the Final Cut Pro X Share menu. Xsend Motion is also able to translate clip transforms, speed changes and many third-party filters.