Final Cut Pro X resurrected:
Focus’ advanced workflow
To many, Apple’s Final Cut Pro editing application died in June 2011 when they announced Final Cut X. Derided as an odd version of iMovie, it lacked many of the features of Final Cut 7 and fell out of favor with many editors looking for an alternative to Avid Media Composer.
Nearly four years later Final Cut Pro 10.1.4 is fully resurrected and, for the makers of the Will Smith caper
Focus, a godsend that provided a flexible, efficient and cost-effective workflow to post their feature movie shot on the Arri Alexa.
Less than two years since releasing the new MacPro “cylinder,” Apple claims that they have upgraded Final Cut Pro X to the level where it can be taken seriously again as a post production solution for features and episodic television. According to Michael Cioni, CEO of
Light Iron, Final Cut Pro X is the first NLE designed around a data-centric ecosystem. Previous NLEs were timeline-based systems that sat
on top of a database, something that is ideal in a videotape world.
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