I'm unsure because the "Send movie to Final Cut Pro" option is missing from the File menu whatever project I try to open.

Is there something I need to do to have this option?

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Well according to Apple you need to upgrade to Final Cut Pro X. Just US$ 300 bucks. More info here: https://help.apple.com/imovie/mac/10.1/#/movcbf7e2a3f

A cheaper alternative would be exporting a XML and use FCP 7 to import the file and then reconnect the media you used on iMovie.

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Last case scenario: do most of the work over iMovie and export a big quicktime clip to open in FCP 7 and finish your project.

  • Not $300 bucks?
    – maP1E bluE
    Nov 4, 2018 at 19:08
  • @maP1EbluE sorry I was looking at my local currency. Nov 4, 2018 at 19:29

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