X-Title Importer

A new Mojave compatible version is available here:

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

X-Title Importer (XTI) currently is the most advanced and most affordable tool for subtilte import into FCP X. It is a unique tool which allows an easy import of WebVTT, SRT subtitle files, YouTube SBV, Spruce STL, chapterlists and FCP X chapters as individual subtitles into Apple's Final Cut Pro X.

With the new Final Cut Pro X caption support the user does have the choice to use burned in Open Captions or iTunes ITT Captions. Both types are supported by XTI. Using X-Title Caption Converter you can convert your "caption project" into a "title project" just with a simple click.

X-Title Importer comes along with several free Motion Templates designed for subtitling. Standard users can use use a simple "drag'n drop" mode while the advanced options allow to prepare subtitles for a professional personal, perfect and smooth integration into FCP X.

Beside 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. With the launch of FCP X it was updated to DH_SubtitleX.

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.
XTI allows to convert subtitles from those common WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Spruce STL or YouTube SBV and other text based files into a FCPXML project file. You can use my TitleExchange tools to convert many other subtitle formats into YouTube SBV, Spruce STL or Subrib SRT text based file formats, even transport your subtitles from an older FCP project into a new FCPX project or the other way round -- lot of choices there.

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.

There are people who are always on the rush, don't have the time to read a manual or follow directions an app will give them. Those should read at least this.

Web demo by uSubtitle.tv

XTI with industrial aerial filming and Flight overs

Supported import formats

  • "User Timecode" text
  • Adobe PremierePro DFXP
  • Belle Nuit Montage Subtitler
  • Chapterlist
  • Comma separated text CSV
  • EBU STL (Roman text only. Font, font size, font style, horizontal alignment)
  • Final Cut Pro X XML (chapters extraction)
  • Flash DFXP
  • iTunes ITT
  • MicroDVD Subviewer SUB
  • QuickTime Text3G
  • Spruce STL (font, font size, font style, horizontal alignment)
  • Subrip SRT (font style, font color)
  • Untimed text
  • W3 TTML (font style, font color, voice tags)
  • WebVTT (font style, font color, voice tags)
  • Windows Media Player SMI
  • Youtube SBV

Related applications:

X-Title Exporter (XTE) allows to export titles from FCP X to WebVTT, Subrib SRT, Texas Instruments DCP and Spruce STL.
Download here

X-Title Caption Convert (XTCC) allows to convert captions to titles for FCP X It is fast and easy like XTCE and currently the only option to convert captions to titles.
Download here

X-Title Caption Export (XTCE) allows to convert captions from FCPX projects to SRT It is fast and easy like XTCC and currently the only option to convert captions to SRT directly.
Download here

X-Title Render which allows to create high quality rendered subttitles from Apple FCP X for Apple DVD Studio Pro, Abobe Encore, Avid, Autodesk Smoke/Flame and more apps. No license required.
Download here

Links to apps:

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

Even though the basic app is free you might think about a donation to save some time for you and to support development.
Download XTI for Final Cut Pro X


  • 1.1.3b first public release
  • 1.2.3 fixes some timing issues, cleans XML templates which were formated badly by chance.
  • 1.3 cosmetic fixes.
  • 1.4 follows more the Final Cut Pro X rounding rules for time.
  • Also user options and display of timecode are enhanced.
  • 1.5 has chapter and chapterlist import support.
  • Style and colors are supported for SRT import (with FCP X >10.0.9).
  • Clean up and retime of badly formatted SRT files.
  • WebVTT support including voice tags.
  • 1.6 has FCP X 10.1.2 support and more style features.
  • 1.7 has limited support for Digital Heaven's DH_SubtitleX, some more style features, feedback form added, cosmetic fixes.
  • 1.8 full metadata mapping for WebVTT, full support for Digital Heaven's DH_SubtitleX voice tags, full support for Digital Heaven's DH_SubtitleX, partial support for TextUp Box Motion title templates.
  • 1.8.5 EBU STL, DFXP/TTML support
  • 1.8.53 SUB support
  • 1.8.64 User-TC, Untimed Text support, other fixes.
  • 1.8.69 Chapter Extraction (Chapterlist), extended TTML(DFXP), other fixes.

Known issues:
Subtitles in FCPX have to be in a "subtitle only" project.
Empty subtitles will be ignored for some templates.
Multiple text entry title templates might not be supported.
But as always there might be 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 10.9 +

What people are saying about the X-Title Tools

“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."

"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."

Andreas Kiel
Nelkenstr. 25
DE 76135 Karlsruhe
kiel (at) spherico (dot) com
spherico (dot) mail (at) gmail (dot) com

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