Video editing with Final Cut Pro X

When Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X (FCP X) they received a LOT of adverse comment. I’m not a serious video editor, so perhaps my experience does not count, but here are a few personal observations.

Initially I found the move to FCP X quite difficult, as it adopts a distinctly different model from the video editors I had used before. However, I persevered, and I used video tutorials (notably at to help me to understand it better. I’d used Final Cut Express, Vegas Studio, iMovie, Premiere Elements and other non-Pro video editing software before this. As I said before, I found the move quite difficult, but after using FCP X for a while, I subscribed to Adobe Creative Cloud, and got access to Premiere Pro. After playing around with this, I find FCP X is actually more convenient in many respects. Yes, I’m sure that really serious pro video people will find things in the Adobe products which they cannot achieve in FCP X, but currently I’m preferring to use FCP X, and although I’m a trivial user compared with the pros, I do want to do a ***LOT*** more than edit family and holiday video, and FCP X seems to do this very effectively for me (of course YMMV).

About Mike Hessey

I'm a BOF (Boring Old Fellow) and MOS (Miserable Old Soul) whose main interests are photography, cycling, walking and computers. Regrettably recent problems with my legs, back and heart have reduced the cycling and walking.
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