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Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 3.0

Final Cut Pro to After Effects in a snap By Stephen Schleicher

Those companies that have multiple apps allow you to easily migrate from one to another, but what if you need to go from Apples Final Cut Pro to Adobes After Effects?  Or any of the Avid NLEs to After Effects?  Until Automatic Duck came along there wasnt much you could do short of sticking red hot pokers in your eyes.  Pro Import AE makes working between these applications a joy.

Automatic Duck Pro Import AE 3.0 allows you to import sequences and timelines from Avid, Final Cut Pro, and even Apples Motion, but for the purposes of this review, Ill be evaluating Pro Import AE using Final Cut Pro 5.

It is so easy to use Pro Import AE; you begin by exporting your Final Cut Pro sequence as an XML file using the Automatic Duck Pro XML Export.  By the way, the exporter can be distributed for free, so if you do After Effects work for other post houses, you can slip them this exporter to make your job easier. If you want to download the free XML exporter, click here .

Exporting the XML file takes no time at all, and in mere moments youll have a new file ready to open in Adobe After Effects.  There, you will find Automatic Duck Pro Import under the File>Import menu option.  You can also drag and drop the XML file directly into the Project Window.

It takes a little longer to import the XML file because After Effects must go through and relink any media files, find compatible filters and generate the composition.  When done, you will either get a message informing you of missing files or effects, or a complete comp ready for some After Effects magic.


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