FCPXImageExporter – bulk export stills from Final Cut Pro X

Do you need to export a lot of images from your Final Cur Pro timelines but you aren’t so excited about sitting there and manually doing it?

Simply place some markers in your fcpx timeline, export an fcpxml file, and fcpxImageExporter will do the rest!

Export at source resolution, sequence resolution or a custom resolution.

Export formats: JPG, PNG, TIFF

Simple to use:

  1. Drag and drop or select your fcpxml file to the icon in the window.
  2. Drag and drop or select a destination directory for the images to be exported to.
  3. FCPXImageExporter will take you to the directory once the images have been exported.

* Current limitations:
– doesn’t support exporting images from nested/compound clips
– doesn’t support text / filters

Check out Larry Jordan’s review of the original version of fcpxImageExporter!

The original version saw fair amount of activity over at fcp.co.


38 thoughts on “FCPXImageExporter – bulk export stills from Final Cut Pro X”

      1. Got same FCPX and Sierra versions as you do, unfortunately it does not work with xml v1.5 or 1.6 on my side. App shows export complete but no pictures in the folder and no log while processing. I wonder how you managed to get it to work?

    1. Hi Adam, I have been testing version 2.0 (33) and did not have any success. I have tried exporting XML 1.7, 1.6, XML from project as you show in the video, XML from the clips in the event… I do not know if I am doing something wrong, but I am following the same steps you show in the video. The app detects the markers when I imput the XML but when clicking in the Export button, it says “error with file interoretatoin”.

      1. Hi Alex, apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
        Are you working with the beta version or the v2.0.0(45) App Store release?
        Can you let me know what the original format/codec of that particular material is?
        Yes that error is meant to say “error with file interpretation”.
        It would be great if you could email me your fcpxml file and a piece/example of that material in its original format.
        Cheers Alex!

        1. Hi again, I am testing the beta version… I just created a new event with 3 GH4 MOV clips and put a mark on them, once in the timeline and also (just for testing purposes) in the event… the app was able to tell me which clips were with the marker but when pushing “export” button the “error with file interpretation” appears. I could send you the XML and the clips also if you want… but I would need an email.

      2. Unfortunately I got the same “error with file interpretation” error, using the App Store version. Worked fine with 3 markers over GH5 footage, but with more than 120 markers it gives this error.

        1. Hey there!

          Any chance you could send me the fcpxml file you are working with and perhaps a piece of the original media/material that you are using (perhaps via Wetransfer or similar) so I can verify what’s going on.



  1. Bought app sun 3/18/18 – It did not work using V1.7 marked video v 10.4 exported to desktop opened your program dragged xml files to top folder,dragged emtpy folder bottom and clicked export.(make jpeg) comes up done. detestation folder is empty. Bob Please help

  2. Bought on App Store.

    While I doubt you’ll get rich selling this tool, I’m happy to support it and have definitely found it useful.

    The current App Store version is a nice step up, and it worked for me with a FCPX 10.4.1 XML 1.8 export better than the past few versions have.

    1. Eric thank you very much for supporting FCPXImageExporter and for your kind comments. It’s always great to hear from users who are finding it useful! Cheers!

  3. This just doesn’t work. Bought from the app store just now, exported from FCPX 10.4.2 and the app doesn’t read the markers in my xml file at all. Help.

    And, while I’ve got you here, does the current version of your app read the effects (color) done in fcpx yet? If not, this is rather useless to me…

  4. Hi Adam,

    I just purchased your app. Running the latest version of FCPX. The App recognizes all of my markers fine, but when I click export, it finishes lightning fast, but there are no files in the output folder. looking at the log, it shows “error with file interpretation” on all the export items. I’m guessing this has something to do with Apple Pro Res Raw (DJI flavor). Am I right? Any chance you’ll fix this soon? (FWIW…I can’t get Compressor to play nice with the new codec either).

  5. Hi Barry,

    Thank you for purchasing fcpximageexporter and thank you for letting me know about the issue.
    Would you be able to share a piece of your material with me so I can test it out and try to get to the bottom of the issue?



  6. I have a big video project (TRT 2 hours), and I need to pull stills from it every eight seconds– so there are a lot of stills. I just upgraded to version 2.0.11. two days ago. It’s not working 🙁 the Export button is grayed out.
    Come on Adam! We love this App when it works. What can we do to make it more dependable?

  7. Apologies Jeff! It was a rushed release to help out a user who needed to export frames from multi cam clips.
    From my brief testing the app was working normally.
    Unfortunately I won’t be able to investigate until Monday. Apologies!

  8. No dice for me either. I loved the app with FCP 10.3, but have been unable to get it to work using macOS 10.13 and FCP 10.4. Eagerly awaiting a fix! 🙂

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