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On July 6th, Apple held a private briefing in London for enterprise users of Final Cut Pro. Of course, one of the main topics of discussion was Final Cut Pro X (FCP X), which has been receiving a lot of flak from unhappy pro users since its release on June 21, 2011. It appears that Apple will b...

July 7th 2011 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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First-Person Final Cut Pro X is the unvarnished story of one pro editor's week-long introduction to the new Final Cut. Part 5 is the final installment. So today I had to go back to a multicamera FCP 7 project and, truthfully, it was quite a relief. I realized that part of that relief was the f...

July 6th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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First-Person Final Cut Pro X is the unvarnished story of one pro editor's week-long introduction to the new Final Cut. I thought the next installment would be on trimming, but I wasn't able to write it, because FCP X failed to save all the work I did yesterday afternoon. You may have heard that...

July 4th 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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First-Person Final Cut Pro X is the unvarnished story of one pro editor's week-long introduction to the new Final Cut. Today, we discuss media management in FCP X, or the complete lack thereof. So far this is the most frustrating thing about this program. Like many FCP X features, it's designe...

July 3rd 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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First-Person Final Cut Pro X is the unvarnished story of one pro editor's week-long introduction to the new Final Cut. Since my traumatic first day, I've been cutting a small project in FCP X. It's growing on me in some ways and driving me bonkers in others. The good news is that, unlike last ni...

July 2nd 2011 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Professional film & video editor Matthew Levie is based in San Francisco, produced and edited the documentary Honest Man and writes Blog and Capture. First-Person Final Cut Pro X is the unvarnished story of his week-long introduction to the new Final Cut. [Note that all opinions and assessm...

July 2nd 2011 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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During our call to discuss Final Cut Pro X earlier this week, an Apple product manager boasted about the product's low price, media management, and ground-up redesign. Unfortunately, when starting from scratch, developers seem to have overlooked a few features that professional users have come to...

June 25th 2011 at 2:48pm 0 Comments
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Now that some Tuesday's Final Cut Pro X is available, additional details about Apple's pro video edition solution are available. Engadget has confirmed with Apple that there won't be a boxed (studio suite) version of Final Cut Pro X. Instead, it will only be available for download through the M...

June 22nd 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apple's professional video editing/production flagship app has been rebuilt from the ground up and repriced for the Mac App Store. Final Cut Pro X is now available for $299.99 via the store, and the accompanying Motion and Compressor apps are $49.99 each. This pricing represents a dramatic drop...

June 21st 2011 at 9:01am 0 Comments