The furore over whether FCP X is a suitable NLE for pro video editors is beginning to die down. Yes, there are still murmurings of discontent amongst certain groups of FCP 7 users while others have turned their backs completely on this new piece of software. However, many editors appear to have decided to learn how the new FCP X actually works, and fully explore its potential.
At the recent LAFCPUG meeting on June 28th 2011, Michael Wohl (one of the first designers of the original Final Cut and insider at Apple over the past 9 months) demoed some hidden editing tricks within Final Cut Pro X. In fact the word “demo” doesn’t do this justice. It could’ve been a deadpan, run-of-the-mill demonstration. But that’s not what Michael Wohl is all about! He combines his inside knowledge, experience, humor and honest appraisals of ‘missing features’ with workarounds and editing tricks, not well-documented outside his macProVideo.com FCP X training series, to truly engage and entertain his audience.
But don't take my word for it! Check out the videos below, shot by Dean Cleary and Brian Denny, from Michael's presentation at the recent LAFCPUG:
And if you're wondering whether Final Cut Pro X is right for you I’d recommend doing the following:
Rounik is the Editor and Lead-Writer on the MPV Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He is a Visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training program, facilitating workshops on using iLife and digital media tools in the classroom. If you're looking for Rounik, you'll most likely find him (and his articles) on the macProVideo.com Hub & Forums.