Edit Board can export a board and its sub pages to Final Cut Pro XML 1.9.

Authenticated links are embedded in the exported xml that allow Final Cut Pro to download media directly from the Edit Board servers. This can be very convenient as it can automate the process of delivering edit ready rushes to the edit suite. It also means that anyone who has the xml will be able to access the media so treat the security of the xml as you would the rushes themselves. Which media is linked to and where from depends on two choices:

Original or Mezzanine ProRes?

You can choose to link to your original rushes, if they are in a format that can be edited directly by Final Cut, or to create new ProRes mezzanine files to use instead.

Local or cloud?

You can also chose to work locally with your files on your Mac or to upload the rushes to the Edit Board servers and get us to create ProRes files for you in the cloud. Using our cloud services like this can sometimes be much more convenient if you have a team working remotely, but can also be more expensive as there are additional charges for transcoding files in the cloud and also downloading originals or mezzanine files.

These two choices give you four possible workflows.

Link to original rushes on your Mac


You only need to create proxy files so leave Ingest->Upload and transcode at the default of Proxies only

When you export to AAF Edit Board will add links to the proxy files from the cloud and they will be downloaded automatically by Final Cut Pro

It will also add links to the original media files, assuming them to be in a local folder called "Media" in the same folder as the fcpxml file. If you create this folder and add the original files yourself they will be found by Final Cut Pro.

Alternatively you can put the original files anywhere locally and manually ask Final Cut Pro to relink to them.

Link to original rushes from the cloud


You need to create proxy files and upload your original rushes. Set Ingest->Upload and transcode to Upload originals

Edit Board will add links to both the proxy and the original files from the cloud and they will be downloaded automatically by Final Cut Pro.

Transcode and link to ProRes on your Mac


Set Ingest->Upload and transcode to Create ProRes on Mac, choose the ProRes format you want to use, and select the folder where you would like to render the ProRes files.

When you export to AAF Edit Board will add links to the proxy files from the cloud and they will be downloaded automatically by Final Cut Pro

It will also add links to the ProRes media files, assuming them to be in a local folder called "Media" in the same folder as the fcpxml file. If you create this folder and add the ProRes files yourself they will be found by Final Cut Pro.

Alternatively you can put the ProRes files anywhere locally and manually ask Final Cut Pro to relink to them.

Transcode and link to ProRes in the cloud


This is a useful solution if you have crews filming in remote or multiple locations, have a decent internet connection, and would like to easily return your rushes to the edit suite.

It also allows you to ingest media from devices such as iPhones and iPads as the transcodes happen in the cloud.

This is a more expensive solution than the others as there are additional charges for both the cloud transcoding and then downloading the ProRes files.

Set Ingest->Upload and transcode to Upload originals and create ProRes in cloud and choose the ProRes format you want to use.

You can also filter which files are actually transcoded. The original rushes will all be uploaded but only those with at least the selected star rating will be transcoded into ProRes. This can help save time/space/money.

Edit Board will add links to both the proxy and the transcoded ProRes files from the cloud and they will be downloaded automatically by Final Cut Pro.