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I've tried to import .eps and .ai files unsuccessfully. Are there any vector formats supported by FCPX?

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Here is a workaround I've discovered that seems to work ok. It's not elegant, but it gives you vector support within FCPX, which can be handy in a number of situations. It does require Apple Motion, however.

  1. Convert your vector file into a PDF using Preview.
  2. Create a Final Cut Generator in Apple Motion
  3. Import PDF
  4. Click the PDF in the "Media" pane (next to the Viewer), then in the inspector, un-click "Fixed Resolution" in the "Media" tab.
  5. Drag the file into your composition.
  6. Save As...

This will create a generator in FCPX, which is a little more permanent than making a simple file. But if you're doing work for a client and want a persistent vector version of their logo or something, this can be very helpful.

  • Dan.. You just saved me from buying AI... I think Apple Motion converts to .PDF itself when I import the .AI file.. so that saves a step. I could also choose whether or not to use the background, which was exactly what I needed. I then needed to convert the color from black to white.. which was easily done by pulling up the exposure completely. – user17295 Nov 25 '16 at 1:40
  • Great workaround, unfortunately I wasn't looking for something that permanent. I just wanted to be able to quickly import and use vector files, similar to how PNGs are used. – 17xande Nov 25 '16 at 8:33
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No.

Or at least not yet. According to this post: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2323932

EDIT: Here's the offical supported media formats for FCPX from the Apple support site. It shows that those formats are not supported.

  • Note that the linked discussion is about FCP7, not FCPX, which this question was about. – user1118321 Nov 25 '16 at 1:57
  • @user1118321 Thanks for pointing that out. I've updated the question with some official documentation from Apple. – 17xande Nov 25 '16 at 8:32

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