Video Editing in 2011: My how things have changed…

This year has brought a lot of changes to the world of video editing.

FCP X was introduced this spring to mixed reviews. On one hand, Larry Jordan, industry guru, was a supporter and held many webinars on training. Not to mention numerous websites, like GeniusDV, having free tutorials.

On the other hand, Conan O’Brien mocked it in this clip.

Many people made the switch, did you?

With Apple’s FCP backlash came a 50% off discount this summer to switch over to Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.  Adobe has even provided these .pdf’s highlighting how to switch to Premiere Pro if you’re coming from FCP or Avid.

And more recently, Avid announced a new Media Composer 6.

Alas, I am still running the now old school FCP7 with Drempt. I’ve done research on the other options, but I haven’t experienced any problems with FCP7, so I’m sticking with it for now.

This blog post from Oliver Peters on digitalfilm is a great resource and has definitely helped me get better at what I have! For those of you still using FCP it’s worth checking out: “Ten Tips for a Better Final Cut Pro Experience



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