This is why I love the internet, and networking services like Twitter.
I recently published Flash Video Cue Points With XML Part 1. This post outlined my method of creating and editing event cue points using XML files. It has saved me a lot of time. My method was manual though, using a spreadsheet and calculations. Now, while I think it is important to understand how to calculate video frames into flash samples, if a shortcut comes along, I am all for it.
Jay Shaffer, a Twitter friend of mine, read the article, and commented about an Adobe Air product by John Skidgel called (simply) Convert Final Cut Pro Markers to Flash Video Cue Points Instead of doing all the manual work to convert the timings, you could 1) export your FCP markers, and 2) import them into the AIR application. The application then 3) converts the markers into the proper XML format for Flash. Genius!
Do I regret learning how to convert the timings manually? No way. Will I use a tool like this to save time on our projects, HELL YES!
Thanks John for the app, and Jay for the recommendation!