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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut really is a great software for video editing (hey, The Matrix was made completely on Final Cut!), but for someone who works heavily in Photoshop, After Effects, Audition and Illustrator- it's probably best for you to stick with Premiere. If you are solely looking for a great editing software for your mac that is a step up from iMovie, Final Cut Pro X would be perfect for you.
Hilary Hobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

I've cut my own video content on Media Composer, and also worked on a network television show with it - it performed excellently in both situations. The bins are a great way to find and store content and the timeline is easy to understand. In my experience, crashes were few and far between (although they're a part of the job no matter what DAW you're using).
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Final Cut Pro X

  • Animation of text/ objects - is by far one of the most useful built-in feature of Final Cut Pro X. Usually, Animations are not supported natively by video editing software. However, with Final Cut Pro X, it's different. You can create smooth animations of any text/ object, right from the tool itself with minute details.
  • Magnetic Timeline - is again classic Final Cut Pro X feature. As you know, video creators work with tons of small clips of audio/ video. The magnetic timeline feature helps join together automatically different clips, which removes the requirement of zooming in and finely placing the clip at the correct position. Basically, it does the job for you, automatically and intelligently.
  • Built in preset and templates - are simply more than required for any project. You get huge list of presets like titles and transitions, which can be used out of the box and simply fits perfectly. In case you do not like one, you can choose from a huge list.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

  • Manage Longform Media
  • Edit video and sound
  • Script Based editing
Dan Leonard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Final Cut Pro X

  • Would be nice to have more built in exporting options for those of use who don't know how to compress videos well.
  • More built in effects would be a plus.
  • I always struggle with adding text but it could just be me.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

  • A faster update track
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

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Support Rating

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 8.7
Based on 10 answers
Most of the support I need, I find online. While Apple has a Q/A section on their site, it's not always beneficial in answering the questions that I have. With that said, they regularly update the software, and when updates lead to crashes, they usually have another update not far behind.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

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Implementation Rating

Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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.
Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

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Alternatives Considered

Final Cut Pro X

I find that many users have some iMovie experience when approaching Final Cut Pro X, and thus segue quickly to it. Premiere is also a good product, timeline-based, with a very mature expansion market, possibly with a cluttered interface. DaVinci Resolve is the free product from Blackmagic, but complaints consist of node-based management confusion and costly upgrades outside of the limited free version.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

We [utilize] premiere for our VFX and animation curriculum due to tight integration with after effects and [photoshop]. we utilize resolve for DIT and color correction and finishing Media composer is the heart of our editorial workflow to align with the industry and give students a leg up to get jobs
Dan Leonard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Final Cut Pro X

  • We are regularly lauded for our high-quality videos by donors and prospects, which greatly improves our standing in their eyes.
  • Our Final Cut Pro X-created videos have contributed to our receiving large grant awards.
  • Our videos have been shared and promoted by similar organizations, which has improved our standing in our field and adjacent fields.
Michelle Green Arnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Media Composer

  • It's saved time by being easy to learn (well, easy to start. It takes a long time to learn)
  • Because everyone in the industry uses or has used it, collaborating is easier
  • It's saved us money because we don't have to change products
  • It integrates well with Pro Tools
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Final Cut Pro X

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$29,999 per license

Final Cut Pro X Editions & Modules

Edition
Final Cut Pro X299.991
  1. per license
Additional Pricing Details

Media Composer

General

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

Starting Price

$239 per year

Media Composer Editions & Modules

Edition
Media Composer Perpetual$1,4991
Monthly23.992
Yearly$2393
Month-to-Month34.994
Students & Teachers Perpetual$2955
  1. per license
  2. per month
  3. per year
  4. per month
  5. per license
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