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FCP7 vs FCPX – Deathmatch!

Thinking about moving into Final Cut Pro X? Not sure yet?

Watch this video where two guys take the same footage, load it into FCP7 and FCPX, then race to see who can get the final edit uploaded to Vimeo first.

Clearhead // FCP7 vs FCPX Deathmatch! from Clearhead on Vimeo.

I’m still running on FCP7 because all my projects are there and can’t be imported into FCPX. But the next new project is when I’ll take the plunge.

I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating. If you are deep into FCP7 you’re not going to be happy with this update. But if you’re just getting into DSLR video and want a powerful tool set at a great price then this might be the one for you.

Here’s a link to their site with more information – clearheadmedia.com/​blog/​news/​fcp-x-initial-thoughts/​

{ 5 comments… add one }
  • Anonymous July 12, 2011, 1:43 am

    Thanks so much for the video…but what would the times have been if you went straight to compressor instead of the share? To me you were going faster until you hit the share bug.

    • Adriel Brunson July 12, 2011, 1:53 am

      I didn’t create the video so I can’t answer your question. I wondered about that, too. Give it a try, post it to youtube and let me know…

  • Stoli August 9, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Its way quicker going straight to compressor hands down.  Sorry to say but its inevitable Final Cut 7 is going to be a thing of the past. And by the way they still have The Compressor available for Final Cut X obviously :-P. I mean keep it around if you need to for workflow, but once they get some of the updates in Final Cut X to import, export, and multi-cam, which shouldn’t be too far off there is no point in keeping 7, except for maybe archived projects. Even thats debatable with a High Res Render.

    • Adriel Brunson August 14, 2011, 7:30 pm

      I think you are correct. We’re moving into a different world for Mac video editing. I know several people seriously looking at other options for professional editing.

      I’m not moving yet. Anyone else leaving FCP for another tool? If so, which one?

    • Anonymous September 7, 2011, 4:07 am

       How wrong you are because after countless complaints from professional filmmakers,  Apple has announced that it will continue selling Final Cut Studio(7).

      That said, Adobe CS5.5 is a better product.

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