It's been 5 years since Apple abandoned Final Cut Pro 7 and it's loyal user base. They did give you a choice, to move on to their completely new video editor FCPX or jump ship to Premiere Pro, Media Composer or another NLE. It amazes me how many editors are still hanging on and editing with FCP 7. It's time to wake up and smell the coffee folks. There are so many outstanding options that offer you tremendous features, dramatically improved performance and the ability to edit your HD, 2K and even 4K footage natively. In this great article you get a great rundown of your options. Read the article, download trial versions, give them a test drive and move to a new NLE!
PremiumBeat by MIchael Maher
It’s been five years since Apple last updated Final Cut Pro 7. Let’s take a look at how video production and other NLEs have changed since.
Five years ago, Apple released 7.0.3 — the final update to Final Cut Pro 7.
That year, the BP Oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and WikiLeaks dominated news headlines. Apple released the iPhone 4. Inception was the most talked about film, and independent videographers were all getting their hands on the Canon 7D.
Even with all the advancements in camera technology over the past five years, there are still plenty of users editing on Final Cut Pro 7. I’ll admit it… even I still use FCP7 on an occasional project. I had absolutely mastered Final Cut Pro over the years, but with the release of FCPX I was left with a void. Since then, I have dabbled in most of the other NLEs, but I could just never get myself to fully breakaway from FCP7.
Now that we are entering an era where most cell phones will shoot 4K footage, and 360 degree videos can be watched on YouTube and Facebook, it’s time to let FCP7 die. The software just can’t handle production needs anymore. Let’s take a look at some of the available options for video editors still caught in NLE limbo. read more...
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