Great video editor, easy to use and understand!
August 07, 2018

Great video editor, easy to use and understand!

Horacio Carcamo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro is a video editor software that can edit any type of video, the only other thing you need is your creative instinct. We use it mainly for social media promotions editing, this can include products or service and it really helps because we avoid sending it to a studio or somewhere more expensive.
  • Comes with state of the art transitions which are easy to use and include in your project.
  • It has a great light and color correction toolbar.
  • You can edit up to 4K videos, it all depends on how fast your Mac is.
  • You will have a large number of plugins and add-ons.
  • It lags when a project is very extensive (20 min or more of 4K).
  • Layout is still outdated, it would work well with a new layout that could give a better comprehension of the features.
  • The timeline can be a little uncomfortable if it has different sources (several video and audio entries).
  • Has saved us on professional editing which turns out to be expensive.
  • Further training is needed so it can take time to have the correct personnel managing this software.
  • The features that come along with the software has helped us avoid purchasing equipment to solve issues that can be fixed in the software.
I find that Final Cut Pro has a better way of understanding its feature. It is more user friendly when it comes to insert transitions or any other effect. Also, the price makes a difference compared to the others. The way you edit in Final Cut Pro is different than how you edit on other software, meaning that its easier.
Final Cut Pro is perfect for video editing. I think that is where it stands out. What I wouldn't recommend to use Final Cut Pro for is photo editing, since this software does not come with the adequate features for a photo editor. Overall Final Cut Pro is a great software that gives a lot for the value.

Using Final Cut Pro X

  • Product video editing.
  • Upgradable resolution for visual merchandising.
  • Audio edit.
  • Transform 1080p into 4K ability.
  • Reach out to more customers by video platform media.
  • Help others to create content.
  • For audio editing.
  • Color balance edition.
  • Diversify in product content creation.

Evaluating Final Cut Pro X and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Third-party Reviews
I would focus first in the reviews before my purchase. The purchase process for Final Cut Pro was based on recommendation of the sales clerk, which it really was a good recommendation but we didn't have the opportunity to analyze or try out the other video editor software that were out on the market.

Final Cut Pro X Implementation

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.
Change management was a big part of the implementation and was well-handled
  • Lack of knowledge of the UX.
  • Cost of getting add-ons (effects, transitions).
  • Time spent in training.

Final Cut Pro X Training

  • In-person training
  • Self-taught
Easy to learn, no. But I would totally recommend this product for video editing. Even if it takes a lot to learn, this product is worth a lot to have. It eases the video editing role in a graphic or video designer making the person work with efficiency and quality in edits.

Configuring Final Cut Pro X

Very easy to configure. It does not require technical knowledge or special coding for configuring this product in your system. The configuration is like any other software only that the difference is putting your own settings and how likely you would like the product to be specific to what you want to edit.
Not really, its just configuring like any other software.
No - we have not done any customization to the interface
No - we have not done any custom code
No, other than mention that the configuration for this software is very easy. It does not require high-end knowledge for configuring it.

Final Cut Pro X Support

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.
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Kept well informed
No escalation required
Immediate help available
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
Problems left unsolved
Yes, I called for a key frame issue I was having, and the support team was very kind and took my issue with priority. They tried everything to resolve the issue that I had to share my screen so they could get into my computer, which I don't usually do, but I felt confident giving them that access.

Using Final Cut Pro X

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.
Like to use
Relatively simple
Technical support not required
Well integrated
Feel confident using
Lots to learn
  • The effects and transitions are very easy to use, usually it's drag and drop.
  • The color board feature helps you fix low quality video.
  • The way you add media to a timeline is very convenient as you only drop it into the timeline.
  • Key frames are very hard to understand and use.
  • Audio edit might become a little bit confusing when starting to use it.
  • Features for speeding or slowing media is quite difficulty to apply.

Upgrading Final Cut Pro X

  • Change in the media edit.
  • Different actions in edit, like effects.
  • Layout is not that different, which is good.
  • Smooth performance.
  • Diverse features.
  • Up-to-date plugins and add-ons.