Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software, has announced it has donated five copies of X2Pro Audio Convert for use on the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. X2Pro Audio Convert is Marquis cutting edge conversion application for delivering Final Cut Pro X projects to Avid Pro Tools for audio finishing. The solution will be used in the state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video recording and production facility that educates young people in free song-writing and multimedia production workshops across the US and also in Europe from 2013.
The Bus, which has travelled the US for the past 15 years, visiting schools, musical and technology conferences and events, is only made possible through the generosity of its various sponsors, confirms Chris Steele, product manager, Marquis Broadcast. We have been delighted to contribute our technology to this unique and worthwhile charitable cause, which is committed to providing students with increased access to music, audio, video, and broadcast technologies.
Jeff Sobel, chief engineer, John Lennon Educational Tour Bus said: X2Pro is an excellent app which is being developed with real care and attention. In the past, when projects were begun in Final Cut Pro X it was a challenge to bring them in to Pro Tools for high quality sound finishing. Now, with X2Pro, the workflow is easy and precise."
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 Professional is available on the Mac App Store for $149, and X2Pro LE for $59.
For further information please see: www.x2pro.net or www.lennonbus.org