I've tried to import .eps and .ai files unsuccessfully. Are there any vector formats supported by FCPX?
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.
- Convert your vector file into a PDF using Preview.
- Create a Final Cut Generator in Apple Motion
- Import PDF
- Click the PDF in the "Media" pane (next to the Viewer), then in the inspector, un-click "Fixed Resolution" in the "Media" tab.
- Drag the file into your composition.
- 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.
I have downloaded and installed Affinity for a one time price. Affinity runs only on a Mac, will directly import layered AI and PDF files. Then you can render out PNG and JPGs in any resolution you require for your project. It is quick and convenient once you get past the learning curve. Good luck.