After two years of pure anticipation, a bragging session at NAB and countless fans calling for the great MAC GODS to release their favorite NLE system . Final cut pro X is finally out and WHAT A WASTE.
the new “Fisher price” non -linear editing system was i-movied to the teeth. what follows is a list of things that you have to consider before upgrading :
1- FCPX cannot open projects from previous versions like FCP 7
2- DVD studio pro, Color, soundtrack pro, are GONE except some basic features that they included in FCPX.
3- Motion 5 and compressor 4 are sold separately and function as a completely separate stand-alone programs with no-integration whatsoever.
4- FCP developers were trying to revolutionize editing so they made radical changes on the interface and some basic functionalities that were around since the first NLE system. The result is a blocky non customizable interface. The source monitor also is completely removed and the only way to preview the videos is through the little thumbnail strip in the browser.
5- I like this series of No’s….ready : No XML, No EDL, No OMF(for protools), No R3D(red footage), No third party plugins. Bottom line, FCP developers are telling you if you start the project in in FCPX you’re stuck with it from start to finish.
6- No 3rd party device support thus no external monitors preview.
7- No multi-cam feature.
8-Too many automated features like color sync and magnetic timeline that are useless for professionals since they use specialized software to accomplish tasks like color correction
9-You are limited in the formats and sizes you can export from FCPX. Whereas before you could export a variety of codecs and formats out of FCP, you now must complete more specific encoding in Compressor.
I think the Mac cult is left with very limited choices. whether to migrate to Premiere or Avid or to migrate to Premiere or Avid.
This is Mac Attack !!!