1. Select the fcpxml file.
  • If the file path is red color, it must resolve SSB. Open the preference window, and add the directory path which is in the media file. And reload fcpxml.
2. Export CSV or copy media files.

2-A. Export the CSV file.
  • push export CSV button and specify the directory, the Reference X export file path list to CSV.
2-B. Copy the media files.
  • Select a specifie or all files for copy.
  • Push copy button and specify the directory that you want to copy the media files area.
  • The files of copied are under the specify directory with keep directory stracture. That have from volume name to media file directory structure.
More quickstart documentation is here.


Q. What file format dose Reference X supported?

A. Reference X can read fcpxml ver.1.5 - 1.10 (Export from Apple Final Cut Pro, Balckmagic DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk Flame).

Q. What is the Security-scoped Bookmark(SSB)? And why I add the directory path?

A. Apple designated to create the to developer. This is for the security to safe the App from outside. Developer must need to do a decode/encode a SSB, if access the media files from the App without of the user interaction.
You know the video editing is use a lot of media files. And the media files is in the a lot of directory and storage. So we had to designed Reference X to coped That was to clear Apple Developer rule and can access to outside files.
But some file path is not recording SSB in fcpxml. So Reference X is must to encode SSB for user in side our App to access outside files.Reference X needs to specify the directory in the preferences to resolve the SSB and access the outside of the App.

Q. Are Reference X also can copy media files inside the Final Cut Pro library (.fcpbundle)?

A. Yes, if the file path is exists, it's can.

Q. Does the Final Cut Pro 7's XML is supported?

A. Sorry, it's not.

Q. I want to know about my Mac is playable for Pro Video Formats.

A. Open the preference panel and see the Pro Function. Show the state about Pro Video Formats on your Mac.

Q. How to install Pro Video Formats?

A. If you installed Final Cut Pro, Motion or Compressor then you were installed the Pro video Formats. You should update softwere update after installed Final Cut Pro、Motion or Compressor. Then Pro Video Formats will be listed.
When you didn't install Final Cut Pro, access this Apple Support page and download Pro Video Formats.

For more information on Pro Video Formats and MXF, see the Apple Support page : About Pro Video Formats and MXF

Q. What format can show in the viewer?

A. Reference X 1.6.3 can view the following file format.
  • Video - mov, m4v, m4a, MXF, MTS, M2TS, 3GP.
  • Video Codecs - ProRes, DNxHD, DNxHR, H.264, H.265.
  • Sound - aiff, aif, wav, m4a, mp3, caf.
  • Image - jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff, tga, psd, pdf, heic, DNG.
MXF, DNxHD, DNxHR need a Apple Pro Video Formats.

Q. About Afterburner card and how accelerated for ProRes?

A. See the Apple Support page : About the Afterburner accelerator card for Mac Pro (2019)

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