Moving projects from one machine to another (or even working with more than one user on one machine) sometimes can cause trouble: some effects seem to be missing.
You can relink video, audio, stills etc. but you can't relink effects and this can be a problem.
So it is a good idea to do a kind of preflight before moving and/or startingto work.
Here comes X-FX Handler.
It will extract the FX information (Motion Templates) and list them. Usage of them for every clip in a timeline is listed.
There are 3 ways to use the application.
First get a list and then modify an existing XML (FCPX 10.0.9 or below is not recommended – use 10.1.x and higher).
The result will be listed in a table view showing what have been used how many times.
The application also allows the remove, disable and enable FX within the XML. The XML can be imported into FCPX again to have a copy of your original timeline with modified settings – might be helpful for reviewing versions.
Second usage is to create a report about the used external Motion Templates.
Finally you can create the Motion Template Folders you need without the burdon to be responsible for correct extensions and correct locations - just one click and they will be there (or the missing ones will be there).
Even though the app is free you might think about a donation to support development. Make a donation
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.
What some people are saying about the X-FX Handler
"This humble application is an incredible resource for tracking down and managing offline or missing effects in Final Cut Pro X.
"I found your new tool and it will be a real lifesaver. We are doing a major film on FCPx and some of our XMLs have refused to import. One pass through your software and they import successfully."
"Andreas, you're a star. That's fixed it. Super useful."