Exporting an EDL, AAF or XML Sequence


You can export your project into sequences that can be imported in non-linear editing (NLE) systems. This can be useful if you just created your storyboard and prefer making it into an animatic using video editing software, of if you're ready to edit the finished shots together and want to use the animatic as a template for the final cut.

You can export your project in the following formats:

  • Editing Decision List (.edl): A legacy video editing format that can be imported in most editing software, but which has limited capabilities. Can be imported in Final Cut Pro 7, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere.
  • Advanced Authoring Format (.aaf): A binary video editing format with advanced capabilities that can be imported in Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere, Avid Xpress and Sony Vegas. It has some incompatibilities with the transitions supported by Storyboard Pro.
  • Final Cut Pro XML Interchange Format (.xml): An XML video editing format that can be imported in Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere. It is fully compatible with the capabilities of Storyboard Pro.

When exporting your project into an editing sequence, Storyboard Pro creates a video render of all the scenes in your project, copies each sound file in your project, and creates a sequence file that links to these assets, with the same timing for each video and sound clip as in your project.

WARNING The following steps are for exporting a sequence for editing in third party software, but will not allow you to apply the changes made to your animatic in the editing software back into your Storyboard Pro project. If you want to make changes to your animatic in a third party software, then apply these changes to your Storyboard Pro project, see About Conformation.
NOTE See Export to EDL/AAF/XML Dialog Box to get more details about the options.