X-Title Importer

FCP version 10.4.7 has issues with Motion Titles.
A description and workaround here.

Download actual version (backwards compatible to Mac OS 10.12) here:

X-Title Importer

In case the application won't install its Motion Templates (or for use on other machines) TextUp 2018 Templates and Effects

X-Title Importer (XTI) probably is the most advanced and most affordable tool for subtitle import into FCP X. It is a unique tool which allows an easy import of SRT and other subtitle files like WebVTT, YouTube SBV, Spruce STL, EBU STL, ITT, TTML derivates, chapterlists, FCP X chapters and even 'Untimed text' as individual subtitles into Apple's Final Cut Pro X.
Any of the supported formats also can be used to import them into FCP as either SRT or ITT captions.

With the new Final Cut Pro X caption support the user does have the choice to use burned in Open Captions, SRT Captions or iTunes ITT Captions. Both types are supported by XTI. The SCC Caption import/conversion support may follow later.
While you now can import simple SRTs into FCP directly the XTI app goes a step further and allows to handle SRT files with color, alignment and even font and font size. XTI's relaxed handling of SRT flavours even "buggy" ones do make the app a really invaluable part of the toolbox for FCP.
Using X-Title Extractor you can convert your "caption project" into a "title project" just with a few clicks.

X-Title Importer comes with several free Motion Templates and Motion Effects designed for subtitling and a professional personal, perfect and smooth integration into FCP X.
To learn more about them, you can view a usage guide here.

Besides supporting most Motion Titles, XTI also supports Digital Heaven's DH_SubtitleX Motion Generator. DH_Subtitle is a popular subtitle generator since early days of FCP - and it is available for free now from the Digital Heaven website.

Subtitles are mostly created in a collaborative environment and in many cases not by the editor. But finally they have to be used by the editor. XTI helps to make this process seamless.

To create files to be used with XTI there are several subtitle creation applications out there to create subtitle files for YouTube SBV, Spruce STL, SubRib SRT – one of the widely used cross-platform and free applications is Jubler.

Supported import formats

  • Subrip SRT (font style, font color, alignment)
  • WebVTT (font style, font color, voice tags, alignment)
  • Adobe Encore script
  • Adobe DFXP/XML (font style, font color, alignment)
  • Avid DS Caption
  • EBU TTML (font style, font color, alignment)
  • EBU TTML-D BBC (font style, font color, alignment)
  • EBU STL (Roman text only. Font style, font color, alignment)
  • Final Cut Pro X XML (chapters extraction)
  • iTunes ITT (font style, font color, alignment)
  • MicroDVD Subviewer SUB
  • Netflix/Amazon DFXP (font style, font color, alignment)
  • SMPTE TTML (font style, font color, alignment)
  • Spruce STL (font, font size, font style, alignment)
  • Untimed text
  • "User Timecode" text
  • YouTube SBV

Supported export formats

  • Spruce Text List
  • YouTube Video Chapter

Related applications:

X-Title Extractor (XTE) allows to export titles or any type of captions from FCP X to WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Adobe Encore script, Avid DS Caption, Texas Instruments DCP and Spruce STL.

Even more exciting: you can convert any closed caption track into an open caption track using the TextUp Motion Titles or a template of your choice. This makes it the perfect companion when working with Facebook or other social media.
Last but not least, Motion Title based open captions can be converted to SRT or ITT closed captions tracks with a snap of the fingers.

Links to apps:

Links to help files for uploading subtitle files to YouTube or Vimeo and other services.:

The basic app is free with a limit of 50 titles per XML. You might think about a donation to save some time for yourself and to support development.

Download XTI for Final Cut Pro X (works from OS 10.12) Download XTI-Legacy for Final Cut Pro X (prior to OS 10.12)
  • 1.0.3 (07)

Activate your app:
  • Quit the X-Title app.
  • Open the X-Title License.app on the installer disk.
  • Select your license type: X-Title Import/X-Title Extractor
  • Replace the text in ALL text fields with the values you received with the license mail (first entry/name, second entry/last name, serial number).
  • Verify.
  • Once everything is okay save.
  • Open the X-Title app again.

Known issues:

FCP version 10.4.7 has issues with Motion Titles.
A description and workaround here.

  • Custom Templates have to be in a "one subtitle only" project.
  • Multiple text entry title templates are not supported.
  • In some cases the application won't install it's Motion Templates. You can download an installer here: TextUp 2018 Templates and Effects
  • As always there might be other unknown issues. Please report those issues.

Fine print:
As always use the app on your own risk. I'm not responsible for any damages that might happen.
Support is based on a 'I've spare time this moment', so sometimes you may have to wait for a few days to get a response. But I'll do my best.

Apple Intel (the faster the better)
4096 MB RAM (more = better), enough space for virtual memory
MacOS X 10.10 +

What people are saying about the X-Title Tools

"Michael Van Dusen:
This tool rocks! Saves me so much time, where I used to TYPE OUT EVERYTHING BY HAND! Now I order SRTs from REV.com, use your tool turn them into titles, then switch all the titles to our custom motion title in one fell swoop.
Feel free to use this endorsement for marketing purposes. :)"

“Andreas not only creates invaluable, time-saving tools, he backs it up with prompt, laser-focused customer service. You can tell he want to get it right -- and does! The small donation I made was SOOO worth it! He’s made adding captions to my projects a joy!"
David Beedy, www.beedymedia.com

"After testing the different srt import solutions for FCPX, one stands out for its efficiency and price. This is X-Title Importer.

"So I love the formatting automation in the sugarfx plug. And the lesser steps. But having individual titles from XTI is such a plus. Now if I could just import the sbv with XTI that would be great."

"Congrats for the software, it really works well and better than FXFactory Subtitle."

"TEP, XTI and XTE are brilliant little applications that just work. In an elegant way too, with all the time hands on preview, so you’re sure you’re subs are there.These tools are the only ones that talk with everything. Even in the unstable landscape which FCPX is, XTI and XTE are the only safe havens. Actually, the subtitle templates Andreas developed are more stable than Apple’s!!!! - Patrick Janssens, long form documentary editor, Amsterdam."

"Fantastic! And as always with your products you can learn so much invaluable background stuff from the manual - an amazing resource. You're a hero."

"Appreciate the program... absolutely the only I can find that works for this application of converting SRTs to open captions for FCPXML"

"It’s a fabulous tool, exactly what I’m looking for "

"Your app is going to save me a lot of work - thank you for developing it."

"Thanks for your great work, It´s really helpful."

"Every day I get more and more smart about my decision of buying your software!"

"Thanks again for the magical software and your support!"

"I tried out your app and when I realized how easy it made subtitles in FCPX I had to donate. Thanks man! Super helpful."

"I love the X-Title importer. This is what i need for FCPX."

"Good job you did with creating this app."

"tried your software for an educational project and got immediately caught by its functionality and flexiblility. Adding subtitles to videos is always a boring process but now, thanks to X-Title Importer, it all became fast and effective. It definitely works like a charm. Great job, really!"

"We are approaching the end of our series, and couldn’t have done the subtitles at the speed at we did without XTI. Thank you for a great application! It genuinely simplified the mundane job of subs tremendously and allowed us precious time on other aspects of the creative process."

"I wish you good luck with your great program, that can safe people a lot of time."

"Thank you so much Andreas !!! I feel grateful knowing you, really... "

"OMG I finally can move out of SugarFX, I don't know how much time I've lost with them. Thank you !!!"

"My suggestion is to A) listen to Andreas Kiel - and B) find something he makes to BUY. We need to keep him financially viable so he stays around a long time to keep developing cool stuff for X. He's a treasure. My 2 cents. Bill Davis on Creative Cow"

"Thank you very much for your help. This is for sure beyond "costumer support", so I appreciate the input."

"Love the program Andreas, you're ahead of the game:)"

Andreas Kiel
spherico (dot) mail (at) gmail (dot) com

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