Graduating to FCP X has been a bumpy ride for many editors.
True, there are some shortcomings with FCP X (I've had my frustrations with it, too) but as a user of FCP versions 4 to 7, I'm totally convinced that once the hot air cools down, the editors who are doing all the shouting will find the application is way, WAY ahead of any competitor product.
In your place, I would judge the application on its merits and make your own informed judgement whether you think editors will be using it in years to come.
I work at a school and we have been teaching FCP 6 as part of a Multimedia program. Our goal is to provide training to students so they can continue on with a degree, or gain enough basic skills to get employment. I am now a bit concerned with FCP X. If the pro editors are not going to be using it then we will be doing a disservice to our students by continuing to teach it.
1. How can I find some type of data indicating the adoption rate of FCP X by pro editors?
2 . Anyone noticing any trends with pro editors regarding shifting towards Avid, Premiere, or some other platform?
Thanks for any info or insight.
Two gentlemen I work with who are the primary video editors at the local area PBS outlet gave FCPX a try... they ended up not being able to use it because of: 1. stability problems, 2. Tape is still used in the studio and the ability to sync/control a transport is not there (as I understood) 3. They had problems syncing audio.
4. One editor lost an afternoon's work after a crash.
They could see potential.. but in the end threw up their hands in desperation/disappointment.
If it's going to be the coolest thing out there... it's got a ways to go.