Final Cut Pro X gets the job done quickly and efficiently!
Jeff Huisjen | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2019

Final Cut Pro X gets the job done quickly and efficiently!

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X

We mainly use Final Cut Pro to cut, edit, and correct our sermon videos which we upload to Vimeo and our website. Some of the other uses in our organization are to cut, edit, and correct videos that are shot to be used as promotional pieces, bumpers, and/or messages to certain groups in our congregation.
  • I find Final Cut Pro X fairly intuitive and easy to use. When I started using it years ago I was able to step easily into it with minimal instruction.
  • Final Cut Pro X integrates easily with programs like Handbrake or Compressor and also has options for automatic upload to video sites like YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Final Cut Pro X rarely crashed when I was using it, which if you have done any video editing, you know is a huge bonus!
  • The Final Cut Pro X Event/Project system could stand to be updated a bit, possibly the least intuitive part of the program.
  • If you're making the jump from Premiere Pro or another program like that you may find the transition to Final Cut to be a bit frustrating.
  • Some of the color correction options and preset formats seemed unnecessary and needlessly complex for what we used the program for.
  • Like I said before, Final Cut is fairly intuitive to use and can handle the small tweaking we needed to do to raw video quite easily, this allowed for a quick turn around time on our videos.
  • Some of our staff primarily used Premiere and the transition for them took more time than was initially anticipated.
Final Cut Pro X stacks up well against Premiere Pro in my opinion. If you're looking for something a bit more basic in functionality that's easy to use Final Cut Pro X is great. In my experience, if you're doing a much larger project with lots of editing, correcting, and many multiple layers of clips, Premiere may have a bit better functionality for that.
Final Cut Pro X seemed to work best for me in doing quick project edits and finishing work. For us taking a recorded sermon, trimming, adding transitions, and doing some simple color correction and audio clean up... it was the perfect program. For longer, much larger projects it seemed to bog down a bit and some of the functionality struggled to do exactly what I wanted.