All Collections
Importing into your NLE
Importing A Storylines FCPXML Into Final Cut Pro
Importing A Storylines FCPXML Into Final Cut Pro

Looking to refine your edit in Final Cut Pro? Here's how to connect your Storylines project to FCP.

Robbie Janney avatar
Written by Robbie Janney
Updated over a week ago

Final Cut Pro is a bit different from the other editing platforms such as Premiere and Resolve - instead of XML (the standard for exporting timelines), FCP uses their proprietary format, FCPXML. The import process is much easier than the other platforms, so let's get into how you can import your Storylines projects.

How To Export Your FCPXML

  • Select the highlight you would like to export in Storylines, and select "export project" in the top right of the page.

  • You can either export your active video that is currently selected, or all highlights that Storylines AI has chosen for you.

  • Click "Download".

  • Open the email that you will receive from Storylines.

  • Download the FCPXML.

  • How To Import A FCPXML into FCP

  • Open up Final Cut Pro.

  • Go to File > Import > XML

  • Choose your FCPXML that you exported from Storylines

    • Make sure that you have your source video downloaded as well or stored locally so it can link to your timeline.

    • If you included b-roll in your project, you will get the b-roll source file in your email along with your project file.

  • Click "Open"

And that's about it. Easy, right?

Once opened, you'll see your highlight in landscape, portrait, and Instagram formats.

On each timeline, there will be markers of your transcript along the clip.

Then, edit to your hearts desire.

FCP Transcript Ranges

  • FYI You can see the clip's transcript as FCP ranges so it is easier for you to search and edit

Did this answer your question?