If You Gave Up On FCPX, It’s Time for a Second Look

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A Second Look at Final Cut Pro X

Final Cut Pro X was released over 6 years ago with less than enthusiastic acceptance by editors. But over the years, Apple has added many new features and improvements in it’s 23 updates. Nick Harauz, long time FCP trainer, thinks “you might be surprised after giving it a second look.”

As an Apple and Adobe instructor, I’ve delivered over 30 certified classes in FCP X. Through my own personal experience, I’ve noticed that it’s faster to teach the FCP X curriculum then it was Final Cut Pro 7 to someone brand new to video editing. People in the class were able to start importing and editing very quickly. However, if I was teaching someone FCP X who had prior video editing experience, the time would take double.

Over time it got me thinking, maybe what Apple intended to create from the beginning was something to make our lives easier and our jobs more efficient.  Yes, it was released too early at first, but maybe part of people’s own resistance to change got in the way of discovering some really cool features that existed.  So as we go on this journey together, I ask you to keep an open mind.

Nick Harauz delves into some of his favorite features and the reasons why he believes FCP X is “one of the most versatile and powerful NLEs.”

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