• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The future of editing!

    • Written by Austin B 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.

    63 of 82 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good once you learn it...

    • Written by David S 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.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent experience.

    • Written by Ronny C from Deerlijk

    FCP X has come a long way since its debut in 2011. Having used it successfully at the 2012 Olympic Games, we decided to completely switch to FCP X in our post houses in Brussels and in Paris. No regrets whatsoever. Since the 10.1 update it also has become a strong asset in large collaborative workflows and I see more and more television production companies adopting the application. Professional support from Apple has been great for us. FCP X offers the best ROI one can wish.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not PRO

    • Written by SIGMUND T from STAVANGER

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

    41 of 99 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Tired of apologists

    • Written by Larry T 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 96 people found this useful