Overall Satisfaction with Final Cut Pro X
As a film, television and commercial composer, and former reality television story producer, I create promotional videos as well as being a YouTube content creator, I need to edit video in a program that works quickly, and isn't bogged down by unnecessary features or bells and whistles. Final Cut Pro X is an industry standard product used in post production houses and studios, but it's also easy to use at home.
- Fast loading of program and plugins
- Tidy interface
- Inexpensive entry point
- Integrates within Mac architecture well
- Cross-platform (it's not available on PC)
- 3rd party plugins often have loading issues
- It's a time-saver over other editing software
- Low cost to implement into my system
- Universally accepted within the industry, easy to collaborate
Final Cut Pro X is basically the professional upgrade of iMovie - if you're familiar with that product, stepping up to FCPX is a natural progression. Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro are both industry standard products - in all honestly, if you're an editor, you should be proficient at all three if you work in the entertainment industry. Final Cut Pro X is my go to because I started on iMovie editing promo videos and moved up.
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I've used Final Cut Pro X in a studio setting working on the show "Braxton Family Values." Coming from Adobe Premiere, I was able to jump right into FCPX without much of a slowdown - the interface was very easy to learn (it's also similar to Logic X, which I've used as a composer). You can jump right into the most important thing - the work itself.