I haven't had any time to spend with it yet; other than installing it last night. I hope to spend some time playing with it today.
It certainly seems to have struck a chord, though what they chord is, I'm not sure. A huge amount of initial negative reaction, tempered with a bit of "but wait... (it could get better)"
You have to wonder about the current Customer Ratings for Final Cut Pro X on the App Store:
That's pretty strongly divided, with a strong negative!
vs the ratings for Motion 5:
of course, they didn't really change the interface or functionality of Motion that much...
If you are having problems with missing features I recommend running the Adobe Premiere CS5.5 patch for Final Cut Pro X it works really well
And if you HAVEN'T yet bought and installed it, Apple does have a "Best Practices" document:
It is strongly recommended that you install Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4 on a startup disk that does not have Final Cut Studio (2009) already installed.Now you tell us.
Apple: Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Installation best practices
Ten Things You Can Do In Final Cut Pro X
Alex Snelling has posted a list of things you can do in Final Cut Pro X that you might not have realized:
This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.fcp.co: The Top Ten Editors concerns about Final Cut Pro X
- Apple has posted a Graphics Card compatability page: Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Graphics card compatibility
- Apple has a page listing companies that are offering content and plug-ins. Note that only four plug-in developers are listed. Apple: Third-Party Effects and Content
- Noise Industries has already released FXFactory 2.6 for Final Cut Pro X and Motion 5: Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Compressor and FxFactory 2.6 released
Philip Hodgetts has put out a booklet: Conquering the metadata foundations of Final Cut Pro X
Learn how Final Cut Pro X’s metadata is used for:
Keyword Collections and Smart Collections instead of static binsPhilipHodgetts: Conquering the metadata foundations of Final Cut Pro X
Range-based keywords instead of subclips
Filtering instead of the find dialog
reversible Renaming of Clips instead of destructively renaming files to match clip names
I'll be posting a roundup of reaction to Final Cut Pro X, as well as my own experiences later today.