Get in the content creation game with Final Cut X - X marks the spot
February 12, 2019

Get in the content creation game with Final Cut X - X marks the spot

Julio Ahumada  MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X

Admittedly it was a leap for us to move from Final Cut 7 to X. The curve wasn't as steep as we all feared but there was some getting used to. Now it is used every day. There is a fountain of vendors for plugins. I often had to step out to do some animation in after effects, but a great deal can be done in Final Cut. Super easy. I Love it. We use it for Youtube and other social media and to be able to post it directly and or in the flavor that a channel wants is great. If you have the RAM (32gigs on my old 2011 is boatloads faster than my other 2019 mac. with 8gigs). I think for the community support, available plugins and how easy it is to use - oh and the price - AWESOME.
  • Composing a timeline to tell a story.
  • Workflow.
  • Ease of use.
  • In some respects, the layout was better in the previous version. Or maybe I got used to that.
  • Sometimes files get moved around and that would break the reference links. It would be great if Final Cut could send out a search party on its own to look for the missing files.
  • It has allowed us to compete against much larger agencies.
  • I love that once you buy it you are updated to the next level with the next update at no extra cost.
  • Low price point - saves money.
I cut my teeth on Media Composer and Adobe Premier. When I had a budget of nothing to start a creative services department for a Warner Bros. television affiliate, I took a chance on Final Cut (the first version). Now Final Cut X is very robust and is a killer editor. Even the color grading tools are pretty awesome.
I always recommend Final Cut Pro to people. It's great for making videos for various aspects.