Apple Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Review

Apple  Final Cut Pro X 10.3 Review


Good article

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Thank you for this well written article. Quite honestly, I’ve been frustrated with Apple since the start of FCPX. Many FCP editors feel that Apple abandoned them, by changing FCP so drastically. On the surface it appears that Apple did not consider the needs of professional editors.

On the other hand I will say that FCP X offers many advantages, especially the ability to import different formats and start editing right away without having to transcode the footage first. That saves time and hard drive space. Many editors find it challenging to learn how to work with the magnetic timeline.

The challenge for all FCP 7 editors is finding the time to learn this new software while meeting deadlines. However I’ve found many FCP X training tutorials out there. So that’s promising.

Lastly I wonder why Apple didn’t take the same approach as Adobe, and offer a subscription plan and just move forward with FCP 8.

Greg Ball, President
Ball Media Innovations, Inc.