Marquis’ X2Pro Audio Convert Used for German Legal Drama: "Danni Lowinski"


Last Updated: April 24, 2012 6:16 pm GMT
(April 24, 2012) Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced X2Pro Audio Convert, its new cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing has been used on the latest series of the German legal drama: "Danni Lowinski".

The popular dramedy about a former hairdresser turned lawyer, who offers her services for 1 Euro a minute, is currently in its third series and was produced by Berlin-based, Phoenix Film. It is broadcast on SAT.1, a network part of the successful German Pro7SAT.1 group.

“By the last three episodes of series three, and the introduction of Final Cut Pro X, the workflow was already well established,” explains Knut Hake, the independent editor of Danni Lowinski. “The audio pre-mix was edited in Final Cut Pro X, with the volume already set and Marquis’ X2Pro Audio Convert was used to translate the XML file to Pro Tools, providing the required link between these essential applications. The sound sweetening was then completed in Pro Tools.”

X2Pro uses Marquis’ Media Highway, the core technology employed by Marquis’ media integration products to integrate Final Cut Pro X into professional audio workflows, delivering seamless integration between the two applications. In this way, X2Pro provides a smooth workflow between Final Cut Pro X and Avid Pro Tools, allowing users to take full advantage of the functionality of these world-class products now and in the future.
Using the enhanced metadata in XML 1.1 from Final Cut Pro X, X2Pro provides a high fidelity conversion to a Pro Tools session, with planned support for audio gain, transitions, and key frames. Taking advantage of the innovative metadata-based organising features in Final Cut Pro X, unlimited numbers of audio roles in Final Cut Pro X are converted into Pro Tools tracks, allowing sound designers and mixers to start working immediately.

X2Pro v1.1 is now available to buy from the Mac App Store. X2Pro v1.1 and faithfully translates your audio timeline along with L-cuts, J-cuts, volume adjustments, fade handles, markers and transitions (linear cross fades) as well as the incredibly powerful FCP-X compound clips.

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About Marquis Broadcast
Founded in 1998, Marquis Broadcast provides a range of media integration products designed for the data-intensive and challenging requirements of today's fast-paced broadcasting environments, enabling broadcasters and other users of digital media to achieve maximum efficiencies from their workflow processes. The company has considerable experience in integrating an extensive range of broadcast systems and devices, providing easy to use workflows via Medway, its widely installed interoperability engine.


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