Working with External EDLs, XML, and ALE Files

You can use Cinema Tools to work on projects started on other systems.

On occasion you may find that you want to create film lists, including a cut list, based on edits from an editing system other than Final Cut Pro, or from a Final Cut Pro installation on a different computer. For this reason, Cinema Tools lets you generate film lists based on Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) created with Final Cut Pro and other systems, as well as film lists based on Final Cut Pro XML files.

Cinema Tools also lets you import and export Avid Log Exchange (ALE) files. These files contain most of the film, video, and audio information in a Cinema Tools database, in a format supported by most film-based editing systems. ALE files do not contain any edit-based information (as is found in an EDL).