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Final Cut Pro X: June 2011 Archives

With the uproar from the professional community. Final Cut Pro X is getting a bad wrap right out of the gate. At GeniusDV we think the new software is incredible, and are looking forward to helping users get up to speed on how to use it most efficiently. Many of the biggest issues are addressed in an article from  New York Times technology columnist, David Pouge. Multiclip editing in Final Cut Pro X, sharing FCPX projects, & Final Cut X media management are all covered.

Congratulations to Apple for creating an application that will bring professional level editing to the masses. When you think of Apple you typically think of iSomething, or of computers that are easy to use. The new version of Final Cut Pro is certainly easy to use, and it's an incredible bargain for what you are getting. 

I should have kept track of how many times I said "you've got to be kidding" as I got to know Final Cut Pro X. Most of the time it was for really cool new features, but there were a few that were directed towards certain shortcomings.

The color correction in FCPX is unbelievable, the overall speed that things happen is amazing, and ingesting media is easier than ever. H.264 goes right into your project with no issues, you can plug your iPhone into your Mac, and FCPX will recognize it. The fact that iPhone footage is always over saturated, is probably why the color correction is so awesome.

The iBuyer is the market Apple is going after, and I can totally respect that. I would rather sell one million copies of a $300 application, than one hundred thousand copies of a $1000 application too. 

Continue reading for more on Final Cut Pro X...

icons.pngIt's finally here!  Final Cut X is now available on the App Store.  Along with Motion for $49.99, and a new version of Compressor for $49.99, Final Cut X is available today for just a cool $299.99  Here at GeniusDV, we will be sequestering ourselves over the next few days to discover all the new bells and whistles in order to provide the same caliber of training on Final Cut X as we have trained the other versions of Final Cut for the past 10 years.  Stay tuned!

Final Cut  X screenshot.pngHere's the good news! Even though this is a completely new interface, many of the same shortcuts are still the same. 

For example: 
  • Shift Z still fits things within the highlighted window. 
  • Command + and - still zooms in/out of the timeline and Canvas.
  • The Up and Down arrow still snap to clips
  • J K and L still allows you to play forward and backword in the timeline.
Also, if you already have Final Cut Studio or Final Cut Pro 7.0 installed, the system will automatically move your old applications into a folder called Final Cut Studio.

Final Cut Studio Applications folder

Also, Apple has also released a new version of Compressor, along with Motion 5.  It's only $50.00.  That's hard to believe.  Here's a screenshot of Motion 5 in action.  Motion 5 is now a part of our Final Cut Pro training class.


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This page is a archive of entries in the Final Cut Pro X category from June 2011.

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