This is a great little tool that I’ve found to be totally essential in my workflow. Although Andreas Kiel, the driving force behind Spherico, intended it as a way of getting Final Cut Pro Marker information to DVD Studio Pro, for those who want to encode with something other than Compressor, it has other uses as well.
First off, it does a great job to get those Chapter Markers from Final Cut Pro Sequence Markers to a chapter import list for DVD Studio Pro.
But beyond that:
and most intriguing of all
There’s detailed information on the XML2Text page at Spherico’s site. At 15 Euro I can’t recommend this highly enough. (That’s less than $20 US.) The final release will include a free XML2Text reader (only) so Final Cut Pro Sequence information can be shared with anyone on OS X without Final Cut Pro. Use DVG-M2T1231 as the coupon code at checkout to save 5 Euro courtesy of the Pro Apps Hub.
While you’re at the Spherico site, check out Playlist2FCP for bringing iTunes playlists to Final Cut Pro projects, retaining metadata and copying media (option) and XML2Title for speeding the process of subtitling within Final Cut Pro.