how I learnt to stop worrying and love the new final cut

Posts tagged ‘Final Cut Studio’

Alternative Approach

There’s a lot of talk in the Post Production community about how to react to the new Final Cut Pro.

A recurring theme is people looking for a completely different editing package to switch to. Both Avid and Adobe have been aggressively marketing to people ready to make the jump. It makes sense. If you’re going to put the time into a learning curve you have options.

The very talented Rob Tinworth has taken a long hard look at his Final Cut Pro experience and made a video retrospective about it. I worked with Rob in the Avid environment back in the days when it was more or less unheard of for an individual to own one and FCP was just a second fiddle to Media100.

Clearly Rob had committed to a growth and learning path. If you scroll down to the comments he elaborates on the Avid work-arounds he has found already. I hope he posts more so I can keep track of the Avid offering as well.


Drinking the Kool-Aid

To be completely up front I do not yet love the new FCPX. Or the upgrade to Motion. Compressor seems to be about the same if a little more bubblegum-esque.

This blog is intended to be about the journey as much as the destination. I hope to give an honest account of my deliberate decision to learn these products, figure them out and, hopefully pass on some useful information to other people putting in the flight miles on these strange, new creatures.

The road may be long, Grasshopper, and it might be dangerous (probably not) but I do believe that this mad plan of Apple’s will be important in the future of Post Production. When the day comes I plan on being ready.