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4 years 6 months ago #1167 by Ifilms
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Hi I am trying to get an XML out of FCPX and into X2Pro.
All the media is consolidated in the library with the project in it.
I highlight the project only and export XML.
Every time I run the XML through X2Pro I get this error message (see attached picture also):

Unable to parse FCP XML file to obtain project information

Details:
Parse of /Volumes/Seagate Backup Plus Drive/FCPX Libraries/Inheritance/Inheritance whole1-6-2-none-TEST.fcpxml returned no clips
This may be because the project was empty, contained only disabled audio or because all roles were de-selected

Suggestions:
- Ensure that the file is not locked by another application and is readable;
- Ensure that this is a valid FCP XML file from a released version of FCP X;
- Ensure that this is the export of a Project, not of an Event;
- Ensure that this is not an empty project (or that all audio is disabled);



I have followed the troubleshoot advice above and still have the problem.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks

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5 years 6 months ago #677 by Graeme Robinson
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That's great news. Thanks for letting us know.

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5 years 6 months ago #676 by Marth
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Great! Thanks Graeme! the workaround succeeded and we are off and running again. Turns out this episode i am editing was using old footage i was unaware had been imported with FCP X 10.0.5. Just want to say thanks to you and your team for great support on these issues!

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5 years 6 months ago #675 by Graeme Robinson
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Colin,

That's good to hear because we know a way of getting FCP X to sort it then. Unfortunately I'm afraid I no longer have the video I was offering you 7 months ago, but I can give you simple instructions.

1. !!Make sure that you back-up your projects and events file before doing any of this!!
2. Leave the clips in the FCP X event, but move the mov files from the event folder on the hard disk to another folder (e.g. desktop). This should make all the clips in the event go offline.
3. Relink all the clips in the event to the mov files in their new location. Once those clips are back online, an FCPXML export should work as expected and X2Pro will be able to process it.

Let me know if you need any clarification on any of the steps. If not, let us know how you get on.

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5 years 6 months ago #674 by Marth
Marth replied the topic: Unable to parse FCP XML file
Sorry Graeme, on further inspection i found out the footage i am using in my project was indeed imported with FCP X 10.0.5. I am interested in the video you mentioned earlier that has the C300 workaround.

Thanks!

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5 years 6 months ago #671 by Graeme Robinson
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Hi Colin,

Can you please copy and paste the contents of the error window into here for me to look at. Please also attach your FCPXML.

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5 years 6 months ago #670 by Marth
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Hi Graeme, I am back! I am getting the exact same error message as before:

/Users/colinmarth/Desktop/X2Pro Error.tiff

and am right back where I started. I am now running FCP X version 10.0.8, and have updated to the very latest version of X2Pro.

I have checked my timeline and all appears fine. the footage was imported with this version of FCPX. What to do now?

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5 years 6 months ago #658 by Graeme Robinson
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Alyssa,

This thread has been used for multiple different problem reports, so it's not clear what you are having trouble with.

Can you please copy/paste your error message?

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5 years 6 months ago #646 by belalyssa
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I am having the same problem but did not at all understand what to do.

I exported the XML once and it worked but then when I do it again, it keep showing that same window. I think a new event was deleted from my computer. All of my events are on my hard drive NOT my computer. I reimported the music and I can export it into .mov file but can't export the sound. I can play it back and it's all there. I just can't seem to export the xml.

Please provide a very simple answer as to what to do as I am not very technical.

ThanK YOU.

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5 years 10 months ago #424 by Graeme Robinson
Graeme Robinson replied the topic: Re: Unable to parse FCP XML file
Mike,

X2Pro will only process project FCP XMLs. Trying to process any other kind of FCP XML (Event, Clip, etc) will not work. This is expected behaviour. As you have suggested; if you want to export a single clip you can drop it into a new project and then export that as an FCP XML.

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5 years 10 months ago #423 by mike
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Hello-

Wanted to throw our XMLs into the mix for this. I understand FCP X can cause this issue, but more info cant hurt right?

From my editor; "When exporting an XML from within a compound clip, X2Pro will not accept the XML. The only work around is to drop the compound clip into a project and export the project as an XML. This creates a time consuming extra step. "
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6 years 1 month ago #322 by Dawar
Dawar replied the topic: Re: Unable to parse FCP XML file
Hi,
I had the same issue.
Reimporting from camera fixed it, without having to rebuild my edit.

Media was first ingested with FCPX 10.0.5
There was a mix of XDCAM EX, AVC-INTRA, and AVCHD.

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #306 by Graeme Robinson
Graeme Robinson replied the topic: Re: Unable to parse FCP XML file
Marth,

Thank you for providing those files for me to look at.

I opened your project and event in FCP X, unfortunately the Event came in as empty (no clips - not even offline ones) and the clips in the project were offline.

I relinked the clips in the project to the mov files that you provided in the event folder so that everything came online and then exported and it went through X2Pro with a problem.

This (and the fact that it is the same error message and same thing wrong in the FCPXML) would indicate that it is the same issue as people have been seeing with C300 clips and the relinking solution should work. I can send you a video showing the issue with C300 files and how to work around it by relinking if you would like?

We have only seen this issue when clips were imported into FCP X 10.0.5. It doesn't matter if FCP X has been upgraded to 10.0.6 after the clips have been imported, if the clips were imported in FCP X 10.0.5 there will be problems exporting FCPXMLs that reference them in 10.0.6. We are hoping that this means it should not affect new projects as people will (hopefully) already be on 10.0.6 when they import new clips.

Can you confirm that you imported the clips using 10.0.6 and that relinking them allows you to convert the project using X2Pro?

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #305 by Graeme Robinson
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Marth,

I have sent you an email with ftp details so that you can upload the files for us to look at.

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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #304 by Marth
Marth replied the topic: Re: Unable to parse FCP XML file
Thanks for the help, I have recreated the problem, with a project containing 2 short clips. I can upload the Event folder and the project folder as well as the .XML file. As you will see on the timeline when you open it, Both clips on the timeline were clips that were synced in the event browser, edited down to the timeline, then broken apart, the audio separated, and switched from Stereo to dual mono.

also, using X2Pro version 2.1.1

Tested this xml and got the same error message. selected "Audio View" from the drop down menu in FCP X when creating the .XML. have tried it with all flavours of FCP X .XML, every setting, same error.
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