High-quality Video Productions with Minimal Effort
February 03, 2019

High-quality Video Productions with Minimal Effort

Dan Talvi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X

As an instructor of a Career and Technical Education program specializing in Media Communications, Final Cut Pro X is one of the applications taught to and used by our students throughout the 2-year course. As part of our curriculum, students work with clients from local businesses and organizations to create video productions, commercials, and other video-based media. Final Cut Pro X, as one of the leading non-linear video editing applications, allows our students to create high-end productions that meet the quality requirements necessary to meet client needs.


  • User-friendly Interface
  • High-quality built-in resources/templates
  • Advanced Video Editing Features & Functionality
  • One-time purchase (no subscriptions)


  • Mac OS Only (Not available for Windows)
  • Some advanced features / functionality is overly simplified.
  • FCPX is one of the two top leading industry software. Students have learned on the software used by professionals in the field.
When compared to other video editing software, Final Cut Pro X falls in the middle in terms of difficulty and functionality. iMovie (another Apple / Mac video editing software) provides many of the basic functions and features of Final Cut Pro X, while Adobe Premiere Pro CC (the other top leading video editing software in the video editing industry) provides advanced features and functionality with a higher level of control over applied effects. Our program teaches and utilizes both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro, depending on the project and client. Simple video productions with minimal or basic added effect can be accomplished with ease using FCPX, whereas more advanced productions may require the fuctionality of Adobe Premiere Pro.
Final Cut Pro X is a great video editing software for moderate video production enthusiasts. FCPX is a non-linear video editor, meaning users can cut, re-position, and layer audio and videos on a timeline. This allows the user maximum control when it comes to manipulating video footage to best suit the client's vision. Because FCPX is a moderate to expert video editing software, beginners may have difficulty taking full advantage of the software, but should still be able to assemble basic video productions.


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