X-Title Importer for Beginners

Many users are in a hurry and / or tend to follow their own thoughts or rules instead of reading the quick guide or at least following the lead dialogues displayed by the app.

The app allows two kinds of conversion results.

Conversion Options

Here are the two choices:
  • FCPX Titles
  • FCPX iTT Captions
  • FCPX Titles

    For the first type of conversion -'FCPX Titles'- a Motion Template is needed, otherwise FCPX would not have any idea how to treat.
    The user can create one by herself/himself or choose one from the list of templates which come along with the app.

    First option: NO TEMPLATE FROM APPLICATION

    FCX Title Option wo Template

    The 'Use Template' box is unchecked.

    The application will now ask the user to supply a template.
    But for heavens sake where should it come from?
    So When the user will press "cmd-O", selects "Open" or clicks the "Select File and Convert" the app will kindly ask to select a Template in the 'Open Panel'.


    Open Template

    Therefore is not that surprising that all file types other than 'fcpxml' are greyed out.

    If you don't know how to create templates have a look at the manual or choose a build-in template.

    Second option: TEMPLATE FROM APPLICATION

    FCX Title Option som Template

    The 'Use Template' box is checked.

    Now the user can select from one of the presets for 'TextUp'.
    If you own Digital Heaven's 'DH_SubtitleX' you can choose one of these presets as well.
    Now the app knows which template to use!
    When the user does press "cmd-O", select "Open" or clicks the "Select File and Convert" the app will ask to select one of the possible import formats (including SRT) in the 'Open Panel'.


    Open Source

    Also the title of the 'Open Panel' will reflect this.
    Note: FCPX iTT format is also TTML, so you can convert iTT to 'Titles'.

    FCPX iTT Captions

    With the second choice -'FCPX iTT Captions' - no Motion Template is needed.
    Captions are not burned in titles but when embedded in the movie can be switched on or off by the viewer.
    Font, font size will depend on the player and will be created on the fly.
    iTT though can't be be embedded. If your captions are in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish you can convert them into CCEA Closed Captions inside FCPX.
    iTT captions can be converted to WebVTT with my X-Title Caption Exporter. WebVTT can be used with HTML5 players on the web.

    iTT CAPTIONS

    FCPX iTT Captions

    Slightly different than with 'Titles' the user only has to select the frame rate.
    When the user press "cmd-O", select "Open" or clicks the "Select File and Convert" the app will ask to select one of the possible import formats (including SRT) in the 'Open Panel'.


    Open Source

    The title of the 'Open Panel' will show what is needed.

    Questions the manual would answer:

    "I tried this software but it is refusing to import my SRT. files, not even allowing me to select them, would you happen to know why?"

    "Same problem as xyz.
    I'm using macOS Sierra 10.12.5 and XTI 1.8.72
    Can't even open an .SRT-file with XTI. Do you have any solutions?"

    "nope....no srt. import possible with osx 10.13.2"

    "I can't import my .srt file either. Its totally greyed out when I try and import."