• Subscribe

Final Cut Pro X takes a radical new approach

Price when rated: $300

Pros

  • Simplified interface and ease of use
  • Advanced media handling and organizational tools
  • Internet delivery via Podcast Producer, Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube are embedded
  • Blu-ray disc format output added
  • App Store delivery allows faster bug fixes and feature upgrades
  • Transparent media management
  • Groundbreaking advancements in handling of media via metadata
  • Blazing speed

Cons

  • Does not open previous Final Cut Pro projects
  • No third-party support for hardware monitoring or software add-ons
  • Tape media can only be captured via Fire wire.
  • Defaults to media capture from camera
  • No support for import or export of content to other editors or other finishing systems
  • No mention of 3D or high-end workflow or deliverables anywhere in the documentation
  • Limited XML and no EDL support restricts usability with other non-Apple software applications
  • Final Cut Studio 3, Final Cut Express and Final Cut Server all discontinued with this release

Subscribe to the Apple @ Work Newsletter

Comments

Close

iPad Air 2: The only three things you really need to know

Oct 16, 2014 3:58 PM

It's Apple's best iPad ever. But what does it really deliver compared to the first iPad Air? Jon Phillips separates awesome from ordinary.

READ THE RELATED ARTICLE:<

iPad Air 2: The only three things you really need to know

Top Reviewed Graphics & design software Charts

Subscribe to the Apple @ Work Newsletter

By submitting your email address you are consenting to receive email notifications from IDG. You may withdraw your consent at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for more information.
See All Newsletters »