Opening FCP 5 files in FCP HD

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by gpappyjr, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. gpappyjr

    gpappyjr Guest

    Can anybody suggest a way I can save/export FCP 5 projects so they can
    be opened in FCP HD? Someone had suggested saving the projects as
    XML's, but when I tried opening the XML's in FCP HD, I was prompted for
    some other file (something like a "conversion template" I think). Not
    sure what to do...
    gpappyjr, Mar 23, 2006
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  2. Uh, after you install FCP HD, I'm pretty sure you can simply double
    click on any FCP 5 file and open it directly. The program will ask you
    if you want to convert the file to the new format, and generally
    speaking the new files won't always be backward compatible with older
    software - but it's always worked flawlessly for me in every migration
    from FCP 1.0 to HD.
    William Davis, Mar 23, 2006
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  3. gpappyjr

    gpappyjr Guest

    Thanks for the reply, but I AM trying to go backwards in version (FCP
    HD is version 4.5). FCP HD cannot open files created in later versions
    (and, unfortunately, HD is what I have). Any ideas?
    gpappyjr, Mar 23, 2006
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