Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Final Cut Pro X: The Day After

So how's Final Cut Pro X working out for you?

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. The Top Ten Editors concerns about Final Cut Pro X


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 bins
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
PhilipHodgetts: Conquering the metadata foundations of Final Cut Pro X

I'll be posting a roundup of reaction to Final Cut Pro X, as well as my own experiences later today.

iTunes, App Store and Mac App Store

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