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Animoto

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Final Cut Pro X

22 Ratings

Animoto

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Score 9.8 out of 101

Final Cut Pro X

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Animoto

We use it in standard trainings for creators. We also use it for exceptions training where a certain concept is either more difficult for some creators to grasp, or too nascent yet and needs a more focused visual explanation.
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Final Cut Pro X

If I'm working with a video editor on a mac, I would definitely recommend FCPX. This software (like most professional softwares) has a TON of bells and whistles, so I would only recommend this for advanced video users or ones that want to become proficient in video editing. There are more basic video editors out there that could be recommended for those just needing basic editing tools.
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Pros

  • Makes training more engaging for our creativity students
  • Easy to use, so we can get the message of what they need to learn across without the constraints.
  • Adoption - we can create a video short of a concept we need to better clarify in literally minutes.
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  • I feel like using FCPX on a Mac is a positive thing because the software was created specifically for the Mac and can use resources more efficiently.
  • Just like with most softwares, when you learn the workflow of the software allows you to organize and be more productive.
  • The video editing tools are pretty easy to get used to and allow for quicker editing sessions, especially when you start using the keyboard shortcuts.
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Cons

  • Great visual tool that lets you intelligently communicate what you are seeking to explain to your audience. More features I might suggest would be anything that makes it more interactive with the viewer in real-time.
  • For the price , it is a great deal as is.
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  • Since the beginning, FCPX has had some major upgrades trying to get it back to where Final Cut Pro 7 ended at. It's finally getting there and adding other tools that are nice, but because it started from the ground up with a whole new redesign, it's taken a while and some other video editors had to use other softwares when FCPX wasn't able to handle their needs.
  • With any advanced software, the learning curve can be pretty steep, so reading up on the manual or finding good tutorials have been a lifesaver.
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Usability

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Final Cut Pro X9.0
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Final Cut Pro is a great software package for editing, and obviously, good things require training to understand and comprehend what your are editing. I do not give a 10/10 because it would be easier to have a comprehensive manual inside the software, rather that researching or getting yourself trained.
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Final Cut Pro X10.0
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Customer service is very knowledgeable about what your problem is and they take your time to resolve any issue that you might have. I had an opportunity to call to resolve a problem, and the interaction with the rep was very nice and interesting, definitely went above and beyond
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Implementation

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Final Cut Pro X10.0
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Implementing Final Cut Pro into the organization was a smooth transition from what we didn't had. We felt we went from zero to hero with this software, due to all the great features that we learned. We took some time in training staff on how to use the software but at the end, this was very useful and important.
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Alternatives Considered

Camtasia is what we used before, and we still use it for longer videos. But for training we found we needed something powerful yet much simpler to use. Animoto also is great for still shots, images, snippets of content that can be created very quickly without any heavy editing work.
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I started video editing in 2005 on Adobe Premiere Pro. I used that software for 6 years, regularly every week. I found it to be extensive in the features and tools, but also confusing and cumbersome when it came to doing new things. It had a high learning curve and the editing process was not well thought out to be streamlined like FCPX is. Premiere Pro has definitely improved the UI but I would still put my bet on FCPX for ease-of-use and workflow.I've briefly used iMovie and it was a frustrating experience. Anyone who wants to do any regular editing should make the investment and buy Final Cut Pro. The added functionality is night and day different from iMovie and the learning curve is very low
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Return on Investment

  • Positive as it is so simple to use, and even helps discover where a creative student would benefit far more with a more focused visual.
  • Positive as it is - seriously easy to drop in content and create a video short on any topic, in literally minutes!
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  • The video projects I've worked on has been a part of an ongoing campaign for the last 4+ years and as part of that campaign has helped raise over 10 million dollars in that time.
  • The highest engagement on social media is by far video. Having a platform to quickly create appealing content is essential when the task list is always getting longer, never shorter.
  • I have brought in several inexperienced people to help do initial content cutting as a phase 1 of editing. Because of the intuitive setup of FCPX, I was able to train in just a few days, and in turn, saved many hours of labor with the help of the new volunteers. This software is easy to learn and easy to use, and saving time means more stuff done.
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Pricing Details

Animoto

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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Final Cut Pro X

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details