“Since Final Cut Pro X’s release last week, the editing community has been largely divided by those who love it, and those who absolutely hate it. Take a look at the current ratings for it on the App Store, and you’ll see it earns a 2.5, with most people going with either one or five stars: there isn’t much middle ground on this one,” Ryan Ritchey writes for TheDigitalLifestyle.tv. “Let me try to put this whole thing into a bit of perspective that could bring both sides together.”
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Ritchey writes, “First, it is inaccurate to refer to this as an update, or even really a new release of Final Cut Pro. While it made sense for Apple to keep the name for marketing purposes, had this software launched with a different name, the reaction could have been a bit different… So let’s start to mend the divide by thinking of Final Cut Pro X as a completely new editing application, that just happens to share the same name as one of the most popular editing programs in history. An app by any other name would not be facing the backlash seen by Final Cut Pro X.”
“I have to think that the ratings are largely based on knee-jerk reactions,” Ritchey writes. “When you open Final Cut Pro X, frankly very little of it operates the same way as Final Cut in terms of being able to jump in right away and start on a project. This is new software. That means things are different.”
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