With the new updates over the past year, I personally just cut faster with FCPX. The magnetic timeline and connected clips also make it very easy to experiment with the footage.I don't care what other people use, this is what I like and in time what you edit on won't really matter. Like you said, people used to cut with razorblades and tape.
Also, since they edit their own films, it's not like an FCPX editor is losing out on the work anyway.
I wish I could live in that fairyland where editing just jkl and snip, I spent all day reconfirming sequences from an offline online edit that had proxy files with different file names from the masters.
And since they shot 60p and converted it, I had overlapping timecode with no file name or reel metadata to reference.
"Adobe`s video tools revealed today provide content creators with one powerful toolset to help them produce exceptional content and streamline workflows.
From Academy Award winning filmmakers like the Coen brothers to global broadcasters, these innovative tools are what will continue to drive the shift to Adobe video solutions across the broadcast and media industries." On the surface this may seem insignificant to some, but it shows just how far Apple has fallen out of favor with Hollywood. are all important in an NLE, just remember some of the greatest films were cut physically by hand..they had a lot less to work with. I love FCPX because it's a very visual program, editing is a very visual art and I'm a very visual person.
Avid continues to be the editor of choice for many post houses, but those who also dabbled in Final Cut are either considering a Premiere Pro move or have done so already. As long as you can edit in the format you want to edit in, and it plays nice within your workflow, who cares? Filmstrip view is amazing when you just need to find the right reaction shot, expand the clip as far as you need so you can see every frame, it's really great.Regardless of the actual positives for Apple to completely change their editing platform, the move has done plenty of damage with professionals, who arguably drive these trends in the first place. Link: Adobe Drives Innovation With New Video Workflows at NAB 2013 [via Notes On Video -- Twitter] It doesn't surprise me. All you need after that is "J", "K", "L", "Spacebar", and whatever cursor tool you need at the time. You also can't beat the Audition feature, it really encourages creativity and trying new things.Though there have been some seriously divided opinions on the new Adobe Creative Cloud-only strategy, there is no question the company has made a dent into what was once Final Cut Pro and Avid territory.The Coen Brothers, Academy Award winners for , have been editing their own films since they began their careers (under the name Roderick Jaynes), and they've been using Apple's software until now: their newest film, which has not begun shooting, will be edited on Adobe Premiere.The next version of Adobe video tools has been developed with features created in direct response to the needs of filmmakers, broadcasters and video professionals.In fact, the multiple Academy Award winning Coen brothers have been working directly with the Adobe Premiere Pro product team and are switching to Adobe Premiere Pro for their next feature film slated for late 2013."Broadcasters, filmmakers and video professionals are looking for modern tools that meet the demands of today`s evolving video industry," said Steve Warner, vice president of product development, Adobe.