Online Editing on Non–Final Cut Pro Editing Systems

The offline/online editing workflow is the same regardless of the type of editing systems you use for each phase. The critical step is generating a project interchange file that correctly translates your edit decisions from one system to another. Transferring from an offline Final Cut Pro system to an online Final Cut Pro system is easy because both systems recognize the native Final Cut Pro project file format. However, there are situations when you want to use a non–Final Cut Pro system for online editing, usually to take advantage of the unique features of that system.

Transferring your sequence to a non–Final Cut Pro system requires an intermediate project interchange format. Some examples of non–Final Cut Pro online editing systems include the following.