Final Cut Pro X is an easy video editor to pick up, and it's powerful enough to make great videos
Seth Paine | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2019

Final Cut Pro X is an easy video editor to pick up, and it's powerful enough to make great videos

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Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X

I am in the media and outreach department of my organization and we use Final Cut Pro X to edit all of the videos we put out on YouTube. We currently put out one video a week. There are no other departments in the organization that use Final Cut Pro X. The problem that it addresses is it gives me a powerful platform to create a video exactly how I want it to look with the built-in tools as well as the ability to install numerous plugins to expand the functionality. I also use Final Cut Pro X to edit a weekly vlog video on my own YouTube channel.
  • The non-linear editor is very intuitive.
  • The live scrubbing helps me go back and forth over edits to help me get a cut right quickly.
  • There are so many third party plugins to install to add whatever effect you want to your video.
  • The ability to connect the export to many services like YouTube makes putting your videos much quicker and easier.
  • I would love to see Apple implement a shared cloud project functionality like Final Cut Pro.
  • it would be good to have the option to use a linear editor if you want to, it would be nice to have both options.
  • The file references should be relative to the project file so if you have all your files under one folder and you move the whole folder to another drive you don't have to relink all the fils.
  • It was quick to learn and master most things in it, so it saved a lot of money in training time.
  • On more complex projects it has become very sluggish so I have probably limited the scope of some projects to fix how well Final Cut Pro can handle the work load.
  • For the short videos I do create with it, it is quick and easy to edit with Final Cut Pro X, so I can put out a number of videos a week if I have to.
I have used Adobe Premiere Pro but I keep going back to Final Cut Pro X because it is easier to use. At some point, I will learn Premiere Pro because from what I have heard it is much more powerful, but I am staying with Final Cut Pro for now because it is much easier to use.
Final Cut Pro X is great for a situation where you are working on your own short video. The longer the video or the more resources you use in the video, it quicky slows down. I have had some projects with a 40-minute video clip that had a green screen and it felt very sluggish. I have heard Premiere is better at handling situations like that. If you are doing a short video the intuitiveness of Final Cut Pro X is worth it.