FCPX Turns 7, But What’s Really Changed?
We've re-posted a few articles recently that feature Final Cut Pro's historical evolution because ProRes RAW is getting a lot of attention right now. The word out there is pretty consistent - it's liked by a lot of editors and it has it's challenges. This article will give you an historical look at the nonlinear editing software and fill you in on why ProRes RAW is taking a lead in the industry. From Provideocoalition

...From everything I’ve seen, ProRes Raw appears to be a worthy successor to the existing codec. Being able to capture, control and manipulate the native aspects being output from any camera only increases a filmmakers capabilities. I expect that ProRes Raw will be the native codec for at least one camera manufacturer within a year or so, and that will hopefully open up a wider market for other companies and products.

As for Final Cut Pro X, the jury remains out. There are a large number of editors that enjoy working with FCPX and more will learn as Apple pushes back against NLEs like Adobe Premiere and BlackMagicDesign’s DaVinci Resolve. Something Avid learned the hard way is that it’s really, really hard to climb your way back up the mountain once you’ve been knocked off, no matter how powerful your toolset. FCPX left a bad taste in many editor’s mouths, so it’s going to take more than ProRes Raw to bring people back en-masse....READ MORE

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