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Spherico releases Playlist2FCPAutomated XML Transfer of iTunes playlist's into Final Cut Pro (October 05, 2004)
Playlist2FCP is the first application of it's kind which helps you to keep track of your temp music in FCP during production. By leveraging the revolutionary power of the Apple Final Cut Pro XML interchange format, Playlist2FCP will transport all track, artist and album information from iTunes, seamlessly into Final Cut Pro.
But Playlist2FCP will do even more. If you have many different tracks from various albums or artists, Playlist2FCP can help to keep these tracks organized within the FCP project - automatically sorting the iTunes playlist into album or artist bins when the resulting XML file is imported into FCP. Alternatively you can set a custom bin name.
If you use iTunes to convert temp music CDs into uncompressed AIFF or WAV files in order to import the music tracks into FCP, Playlist2FCP allows you to either reference the current media files, copy or even move those tracks to your Final Cut Pro media folder or drive, keeping all project media together.
Even custom sound tracks or incomplete track and album information can be handled - Title, Artist, Album and Year can all be edited easily inside Playlist2FCP before creating your XML file. This can save a lot of time, since editing and changing all this data in FCP later on is much more time consuming.
Playlist2FCP can be used as a simple droplet to automate the entire process or as a standard application to edit the playlist and fine tune the conversion to XML. A future version will also support conversion for import into Avid non linear editing systems.
Pricing and Availability
The software requires a Macintosh computer running Mac OS 10.3.5 and above, iTunes 4.6 and above and Apple Final Cut Pro 4.1 and above and Quicktime 6.4 and above. The current version is available "as is" for at introductory price of 10 EUR (incl. German tax) per license until 6th November 2004, thereafter the price is 15 EUR (incl. German tax). All licenses come with a one year subscription for updates and free tech support. To take advantage of this offer please quote code 'DMN-P2F1106' when placing your order. A 30 day trial version is also available for download.
Spherico is a design and VFX studio run by Andreas Kiel in Karlsruhe, Germany. Spherico also does consulting for cost effective production environments based on Apple's Pro applications. As a part of that, Spherico produce useful custom built software for the post production workflow, utilizing the latest technologies.
Please visit www.spherico.com/filmtools for more information.
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