Confessions of a Reformed FCP X Hater
Let me start off by saying I am not an editor. I hire talented editors to help me make my movie magic to spec, so I don’t actually use any FCP or other editing product on a regular basis. Nevertheless, (if you haven’t figured it out by now) I am a provocateur when it comes to debating the filmmaking issues of the day and apart from the lively discussion of DSLR cameras we had earlier this week, I can’t think of too many other filmmaking topics that stir up more passionate feelings than Apple’s much-maligned FCP X editor.
Yes, I know we’ve been there and done that and everyone’s weighed in already, but courtesy of my man, Daniel Berube of the Boston FCP Users Group, I just came across this informative post from a Pro Editor and reformed FCP X hater, Scott Strimple, encouraging a second look at FCP X, so thought I’d share.
I’m always amazed at just how fast the hands of time move when we are sitting at our edit suites. It seems like yesterday that Apple stock was $17 and Michael Dell was speculating on what he would do if he were in charge of Apple: “I’d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.” It was Oct. 6, 1997, and Apple had recently purchased a pro video editing software package called KeyGrip from Macromedia...
[Read the rest of Scott's post HERE]