Final Cut Pro X a disappointment to some

By Marlon Votta - Jun 23, 2011

The new Final Cut Pro X is a video editing software that has already had some bad press over changes to the program compared to the previous version. This version of professional editing software has been designed for a simple, fast and effective function.

In an article by Daniel Chubb on our PR, there is a video to watch and he explains the idea of Final Cut Pro X is to set a new standard in video workflow and assist you to deliver effects and organize better than before. You now have the ability to render in the background while you work with no interruptions. When you import your video content, it will be categorized automatically by people, media, and shot type.

However, other suggestions are that Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X is not actually for professionals. In a report by Kelly Fiveash on The Register it seems like there are mixed views. There have been complaints about a lack of XML support and that the backward compatibility with previous versions of the software is not so good. Other users feel it is a bit too premature to be criticizing the application that has been built from the ground up. A full extensive re-write has given many film and video editors reason to question the radical change to Final Cut Pro.

With some people quizzing Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and the vacant feel of professional elements, others are not so sure. An update to make FCPX more “professional” is expected to be released soon through Apple’s App Store. Although there have been some major improvements like the overall performance and the GUI. One of the main concerns is that Final Cut Pro X will not be supporting older versions especially for those who have used creations that are more complex on FCP. In an article by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes on ZDNet the feedback is not so good, as early adopters have been unimpressed by Apple’s Final Cut Pro X.

His advice is that people who claimed to be pros have jumped into a new application of day one, with hopes of improvements and tried to carry forward projects from the previous Final Cut Pro 7, is going to run into problems. It is not always a good idea to hastily spend $300 on software before knowing if it does what you want it to do. The other thing is that Apple’s Final Cut Pro X seems to have moved, hidden and removed things so it looks like they have tried to fix something’s that aren’t broken.

What do you think about the Final Cut Pro X? Maybe more updates will help the professionals or it could be just a bit of getting used to new software.

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