EDL Converter

Convert and merge EDL files to CSV lists (for Excel or Google Sheets) or convert CSV lists back into an EDL file for Media Composer, Premiere Pro, Resolve, Final Cut and others.

Convert To


Use this EDL tool to convert different NLE sequence formats. Check out the following documentation to see if this tool is suitable for your use case. In case you need to create VFX, stock or music lists, we may have even better tools for that. The converter will ignore most audio tracks and video transitions can cause problems.

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What file formats can I upload?

  • EDL - Edit Decision List CMX3600 (.edl)
  • XML - Final Cut 7 (.xml) [Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve]
  • FCPXML - Final Cut Pro XML (.fcpxml) [Experimental]
  • CSV - Comma-separated values (.csv) [See preset below]

What is the tool not for?

The tool is not made for converting complete editing sequences into another format for further editing in another NLE. We recommend using the conversion options in DaVinci Resolve, for example.

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EDL export settings

Make sure that you only include necessary informations like the original file names in your EDL export. Most of the other export options are not needed to use this tool. Information about audio or video levels, transitions, LUTs or effects are irrelevant for this tool and can be disabled.

EDL files have some limitations, like the amount of video tracks, the missing details about framerates of the source clips or the sum of total entries. Depending on the use case, you should therefore rely on an XML (Final Cut Pro 7 XML) file or other XML format.

Export Settings Premiere Pro

Duplicate entries

The EDL tool automatically removes duplicate or identical entries. So dublicates with with the same timecode and the same file name will be removed.

Merge multiple files

You can merge up to 15 sequence files of the same file format.

Reverse clip order

If you activate this option, all clips will be sorted in reverse order. The timecode will be adjusted automatically.

Ignore audio files

This option ignores all files with the following file endings: wav, mp3, aiff, aac, aif, asnd, m4a, omf, aaf

CSV files

This tool accepts semicolon-separated and comma-separated .csv files.

Download the demo file: preset_edl.csv

No,Name,Tracks,Timecode In,Timecode Out,Tape,Start,End,Channels,Loc TC,Loc Name,Loc Color

  • No: *optional
  • Name: Filename
  • Tracks: V, AA, AA/V, NONE
  • Timecode In: Sequence TC In
  • Timecode Out: Seqeunce TC Out
  • Tape: Tape Name, AX
  • Start: Source TC In
  • End: Source TC Out
  • Channels: Audio Channels (*not necessary for this tool)
  • Loc TC: *optional
  • Loc Name: *optional
  • Loc Color: *optional


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