So yesterday, Apple announced a lot of new stuff. Hidden in their product updates was an feature rich update to to Final Cut. I didn't even have a clue about the update until I saw tweets about it.
I've been using FCPX since it was released. When I tell people that I'm using it, I get a lot of criticism and questions about it. It seems that most professionals believe the internet hype about this product being an absolute bomb. I tell them that Final Cut X is absolutely a professional program. All you have to do is try it and get over the learning curve.
I've successfully cut numerous professional projects with FCPX. The media management is great, and the integration with Motion is key. I never used motion in the old Final Cut Studio bundle. Honestly, I didn't edit much a few years ago either, but when the economy turned, I had to expand my work in order to make ends meet. If you can learn to customize transitions, effects, and templates in the new motion and link them to Final Cut, you'll be amazed at how powerful the combination of Motion and FCPX are.
Just an example...you can customize all of the template and title content that is provided for free with the software. This allows me to quickly use good looking elements, but change them enough to be unique to each client.
I'm eager to try the new updates, and I'm very excited to bring back the dual viewer look that I was used to with other versions of editing software. I'm most excited to conviently have my events on a second display with my viewers and project on the other.