beActive entertainment tells us how they cut on FCPX

TSU1_Documentary_Timeline_in_FCPXWe've all heard the stories about FCPX. How it was originally seen as iMovie Pro and how Apple has made steady improvements over the years. Now it's making real inroads for movies and boradcast TV. Here is the story of beActive's 'journey' from hating FCPX, to it becoming his company's edit system of choice. by Nuno Bernardo My story with Final Cut Pro X is very similar to many other directors and editors that bought it when it came out and couldn’t understand how it worked. Why, Apple, WHY?! So, after a few (not that many) hours, FCPX went to the app cemetery, the place where installed (but not used) software rest. After learning non-linear editing with Premiere (the first 1.0 version back in the nineties), using ImMix VideoCube and many other editors in the last two decades, I thought that I was too old to think different. Like many others, I pretended that FCP7 (or legacy as it’s called now) was enough for my needs. During that period, at beActive, my production company, we edited two feature films and one feature-length documentary using FCP7, while slowly trying other options for the inevitable upgrade: Media Composer or Premiere CC - but none of them were appealing to us, so we kept using the legacy FCP as our NLE of choice, avoiding opening the X and giving it another try. read more...

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