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Watch a quick intro to our Cue Sheet helper tool.

How you create your AAF/XML files

  1. Make sure the path to the original music file is active and the music hard drive is connected. If the path is not active, the duration will not be taken into consideration by Final Cut.
  2. Mute all picture channels and channels that do NOT contain the music that you need the data for.
  3. From the File Menu, choose Export XML. Be sure that the project you wish to export the XML from is active.
  4. In Export XML window use the following settings:
    1. Metadata View: None
    2. XML Version: supports 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10
  5. Choose Destination to save the file. Save the file with given filename, preferably: CompanyName_ProductionName_epsX (e.g. FunProductions_CookingWithBob_Eps13). The file will then be ready for upload. Please note, if you are using fcpxml version 1.10 you will need to unpack the file and upload the xml file contained within.
  1. Make XML export (Final Cut format).
  2. Save as ”ProductionCompany_ProgrammeName_epsX”.
  3. The file will then be ready for upload.
  1. Before you export, you will need to split all stereo files to mono.
  2. Mark all audio tracks (music tracks).
  3. Press ‘ALT’, click in the sequence window and drag to the bin (any bin is OK).
  4. Right-click the sequence file in the bin.
  5. Select ‘split all tracks to mono’ (this will create a copy of the sequence and all audio tracks into two separate mono tracks).
  6. Export to AAF (please see guide on how to export).
  7. Right click the sequence you want, click ‘Export’, then select where you would like to save it.
  8. Click ‘Options’, choose ‘Export as AAF’, then check ‘Include All Audio Tracks in Sequence’ - make sure it says, ‘Export Method: Link to (Don't Export) Media’.
  9. Click ‘Save As’ and give the settings a name e.g. ‘Music Report AAF’.
  10. Name the AAF you are saving e.g. ‘Blabla_pgm_101.aaf’, then click ‘Save’. Next time, you will only need to do steps 1, 2 and 5!