Marker Converter


Convert your Timeline Marker from and to Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, Frame.io, SubRip Subtitles, CSV, PDF and more.
Check out the FAQ below, if you have any questions.


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Marker Colors

There are no uniform rules for marker colors in the different software. Each program uses different color tones and partly also different color names. The marker converter of EditingTools.io tries to assign the marker color to the closest color group.

With this graphic, you get an overview of which colors are recognized and how they are interpreted.



Default marker color

You can define a default marker color to be used, if no color is defined or unknown in the import file.



Filter markers

With this function, you can filter markers and specify that only certain markers are converted. If you want to filter more than one color, please use the "change marker colors" function.



Shift all markers (Offset)

Use this function to move all markers by a certain range. You can enter a positive or negative value.



Include clip markers

Activate this option to include clip markers from Premiere Pro XML and FCP7 XML. This option will also add track id, clip name, source, source timecode in and source timecode out to CSV exports.



Set color-based marker names

Overwrite marker names and assign a separate marker title for each color. For example, you can automatically name all yellow markers "VFX" and all blue markers "ADR" without losing the description.





Change marker colors

Use this function to reassign the marker colors. Just define the new marker colors via the selection fields. You can also use this option as an advanced color filter.



Merge multiple marker files

You can upload up to 20 different marker files at the same time and combine them into one marker file. Please note that these files must all be in the same format.



Sequence Start / Session Start

Enter the Start Timecode of your session or editing sequence, if you use something other than 00:00:00:00. This is needed for example if you convert to Avid Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere Pro or from Frame.io or Pix to any other format.



Convert clips from EDL into markers

You can select an EDL file and turn earch clip into a marker. This is useful for marking all VFX shots at once, for example. Put them on a separate track in an editing program and export an EDL with only this video track. Set the "Convert from" field to "Convert clips from EDL into markers".





Supported formats

The following applications and file formats are supported among others. See our instructions for each format below.


How to import timeline markers?

Go to "File -> Import" and select the xml file.


How to export timeline markers?

Select the sequence in your project tab.
In menu, got to: "File -> Export -> Final Cut Pro XML"
Select "Final Cut Pro XML" and hit ok.

You can use Adobe Prelude Live Logger app to create live timecode notes and tags which you can export and convert in this tool into other marker formats.

How to import timeline markers?

Go to: "Tools -> Marker"
Right Click: Import Markers
Select the generated "xml" or "txt" file from EditingTools.io.


How to export timeline markers?

Go to: "Tools -> Marker"
Right Click: "Export Markers as XML" OR "Export Markers as Text"


Can I set marker durations to one frame?

Select "Cange marker duration" from the "more options" menu.

Can I overwrite the marker name in Avid Media Composer?

Yes, you can overwrite the marker name within the marker description field in Media Composer. Simple use "|" to seperate the name and the description in Media Composer. When you import the markers to EditingTools.io, it will be splitted into name and description.

What else should I know?

Avid Media Composer might fail importing markers if they overlap.

How do I import markers into Pro Tools?

Under "File -> Import -> Midi" you can import the generated marker file into Pro Tools. Select the file and then "Add Midi Track". Attention, if there is already a midi track with markers you have to remove them first. If your session is not at 00:00:00:00 the imported markers have an offset. Therefore, when converting, specify your timeline start timecode from your Pro Tools session (you can find this option under "more Options" in the form above). Often this is 01:00:00:00.

How do I export markers from Pro Tools?

Under "File -> Export -> Session Info as text" you can export the markers from Pro Tools.

How to import timeline markers?

1. Create a new timeline or open a timeline in your project
2. Make a right click on the sequence timeline in your media tab. It will open an popup.
3. Navigate to: Timelines > Import > Timeline Markers from EDL
3. Select the edl marker file for Resolve and the markers will be loaded.

  • In case you don’t see any markers, make sure they are in the right timecode area and try to zoom out of your timeline.
  • If you can not find the option „Timeline Markers from EDL“ make sure you selected a sequence in your media tab.
  • Resolve does not support special chars in markers.


How to export Timeline Markers?

1. Select the sequence in your media tab.
2. Make a right click on the sequence timeline in your media tab. It will open an popup.
3. Navigate to: "Timeline > Export > Timline Markers to EDL"

How do I export markers from Pix?

Open the comments panel on the right side in Pix. Press the three dots and select "Export". You can then download a CSV file from Pix that you can import into EditingTools.io. The timecode in Pix starts with 00:00:00:00 for each clip, so you may need to use the offset function on EditingTools.io to sync it with you timeline or move it manually in your editing software.

Export markers from frame.io in marker menu "Download as File" > "CSV".

Export review notes from your project on vimeo.com as "CSV". Select "Vimeo Review" in the tool as "from" value.

Convert comments from E-Mail, Word, Pages, Slack, Chats or any other clean Text Source into markers using the Textfield option. Simply copy and paste the comments into the textfield. Makes sure the comments follow the basic rules to be recognized correctly:

  • Each comment needs to be in a new line
  • Each line needs to start with a timecode

Example Input:
0:32 Please add Music
1min Intro
1:55min Add Cut
17.6min VFX Shot?
21:12 Add Detail Shot
23.1 VFX
75:20 Credits?


Which time formats are recognized?
1:32, 01:32, 00:01:32, 1.32, 01.32, 1:32min will be converted to TC 00:01:32:00
75:20, 75:20min, 75.2 will be converted to TC 01:15:20:00

How do I import markers into Google Sheets?

Open Google Sheets and go to "File -> Import". Upload the generated CSV file and press "Import Data" to generate a Sheet with all markers.



How do I export markers from Google Sheets?

Go to "File -> Download -> Comma-separated values". Make sure your Google Sheets matches the csv rules. The first line needs to contain at least the columns "Timecode In" and "Name" or "Comment". If you are not sure about the file headers, download the CSV demo file here: demo_marker_file.csv. Read more about the headers in the CSV Tab.

Markers can be exported as XLSX or XLS files for Microsoft Excel.

Markers can be exported as ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet) file for Open Office Calc.

How do I import markers into Apple Numbers?

Open Numbers and go to "File -> Open". Simply open the CSV file.



How do I export markers from Apple Numbers?

Go to "File -> Export -> CSV". Make sure your file matches the csv rules. The first line needs to contain at least the columns "Timecode In" and "Name" OR "Comment". If you are not sure about the file headers, download the CSV demo file here: demo_marker_file.csv. Read more about the headers in the CSV Tab.

Can I write my own CSV File?

Yes. Just take a look at our demo files to match the rules for correct interpretation. The marker converter accepts comma-, semicolon- and tab-separated files.

Download the CSV demo file here: demo_marker_file.csv.

  • Timecode In
  • Timecode Out
  • Name
  • Comment
  • Color
Only "Timecode In" is necessary. All other headers are optional.
How do I convert subtitles into markers?

Simply select your subtitle file.


Can I convert markers into subtitles?

Yes, it is possible. Have a look at our Subtitle Tool. There you can convert markers into subtitles with a lot of options like "Min. Subtitle Duration" and many more: Subtitle Tool & Converter

To export a PDF, select pdf as output format.

You can use otranscribe.com to generate your markers from any audio or video file.

To export the markers go to "Download Transcript as" and download your script as "oTranscripe format (.otr)".



Frequently Asked Questions


No. Files are processed directly and not saved on the server.

Generated files remain available for a maximum of one hour.

Absolutely, just send us a message.



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Converter CSV EDL JSON PDF SBV SRT TXT VTT XML Adobe Premiere Pro Apple Final Cut Pro X Avid Media Composer Avid Pro Tools DaVinci Resolve Frame.io