Final Cut Pro – Using XML to Move Favorite Effects
Here’s a way to move clips or effects when Copy/Paste won’t work.
Want to move your favorite effect settings from project to project? Easy. Use Copy and Paste.
But, what if those projects are on different systems thousands of miles apart? Try this XML workaround instead.
Note: XML is the foundation upon which Final Cut Pro is built. It’s a great way to move stuff between versions, too.
* Select a clip with the effect setting that you want to move and press Cmd+C.
* Create a slug (clip of audio/video black) from the Video Generators pop-up menu.
* Select Edit > Paste Attributes.
* Drag the clip to the Browser and give it a new name.
* Export the newly-named clip as an XML file (File > Export > XML)
* Open the project you want to move the effect.
* Import the XML file.
* Select the slug containing the effects you want to apply.
* Press Cmd+C to copy the effects.
* Select your desired clip(s) and choose Edit > Paste Attributes.
Courtesy of Larry Jordan