FCPX and Making the Right NLE Decision for YOUR Business

Dare Dreamer by Ron Dawson

A lot has developed in the NLE (non-liner editing) world since FCPX’s release last fall. The program has a number of significant updates inching it closer and closer to being a tool that advanced editors can use.

Some of the new features which were frustratingly missing last fall include:

  • Multicam editing
  • XML Export
  • Broadcast monitoring (in beta)
  • The ability to open FCP7 projects (via the 3rd party app 7toX)

But are these changes enough? Do they show a dedication on Apple’s part to support the advanced professional filmmakers? It would seem like Apple wants you to at least give it a try. For the first time I can remember, they are offering a free 30 day trial of the software.

On top of that, you have more and more educational content being created by companies like Ripple Training and renowned Mac trainers like Larry Jordan (who had gotten some grief for apparently flip-flopping on his thoughts about FCPX). These add more credibility to the tool. read more...

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