Trying To Decide Whether You Need To Get Apple Final Cut Pro X? Reviews Could Help And Here We Look At Just How Useful They Can Be.
In the past, Apple's video editing software Final Cut Pro has received positive feedback but still not compared to audio-visual design giants like Adobe or Avid. But with the latest release of Final Cut Pro X, this program is causing more and more news than ever before, generating a lot of discussion in the pro video community.
Before deciding whether to upgrade or switch to Final Cut Pro X, it is important to look at all the different perspectives on this software. Apple has described Final Cut Pro X as "a breakthrough in nonlinear video editing", featuring:
- New video editing tools
- Powerful media organization; and
- A higher level of performance that utilizes the full power of a Mac
Apple's picture of Final Cut Pro X is illustrated on their website, which states that it has been "rebuilt from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s creative editors."
"Final Cut Pro breaks free from the restrictions of old-fashioned timeline tracks. A new, dynamic editing interface lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision."
But as professional editor Matthew Levi has written, this program is far from perfect. While trying to be as objective as possible, Levi cited the lack of a Save option and defined audio and video tracks as reasons it may be unusable for some projects or editors.
In contrast, PC World writer Michael Muchmore speculates that the degree of changes made to Final Cut Pro X may be one reason professionals citicize the software. Once you are used to editing in a certain program it can be difficult to adapt to new features and a new interface, so it is definitely something to be aware of.
Offering a unique view on the Final Cut Pro software is former Apple designer and current CEO of Posterous, Sachin Agarwal, who has blogged about it and suggests it is not targeted so much as pros as it is at hobbyists, arguing that "the pro market it too small for Apple to care about".
Regardless of the standard of work required for video editing, the important thing is to consider a range of options available. Final Cut Pro X is definitely one of these options, but doing a bit of research by reading reviews and comparing it to different products will make for a much wiser purchase.
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