• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The future of editing!

    • Written by from Gonzales

    Many are short sighted because they don't understand the new workflow, but FCP X eliminates a lot of the mindless, tedious work, speeds overall workflow, and makes is easier to get a full production editing and done much faster.

    56 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good once you learn it...

    • Written by from Broken Arrow

    I was one of the people who disliked Final Cut X because I couldn't do several things. Then, after using it for a while, I figured out how to do those things. If you can learn how to make groups and compound clips (command-g and alt-g, use w to make gaps, and the range tool, r, to export pieces of the timeline) you can do just about everything you did in Final Cut 7.

    I have a few frustrations with FCX, but I had problems with FC7 when I originally learned that. You will trade frustrations for different frustrations, but in the end, you can do much more with FCX than FC7, and faster.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of apologists

    • Written by from new york

    It is very tiring to hear the same tired excuses about this mediocre car with a fantastic engine.
    No we don't have a problem learning new paradigms. We've learned it thoroughly and it is crippled. FCPX is simply too clip centric. An editor should be timeline centric. The timeline for editorial is like a score for music.
    FCPX gets raves for its database-like approach to media. As a database programmer I can tell you that their database design is horrific. All the data related to the project is essentially overloaded into the clips/media. It violates all the rules for relational database normalization or even Objected database design
    Imagine building an e-commerce system where there were minimal facilities for creating or tracking orders and all the data related to orders were tied to fields in the inventory database. That's what FCPX is.

    39 of 89 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not PRO

    • Written by from STAVANGER

    lacks key features. We will go back to AVID at our university

    40 of 97 people found this useful