Adobe Premiere Pro user tries Apple’s Final Cut Pro X for the first time ever

“We all know that Final Cut Pro X is radically different from track-based NLEs,” writes. “But how will somebody who is only used to tracks get on trying to edit in FCPX for the first time?”

“In this twenty minute YouTube video, Minhute records his first encounter with FCPX, safe to say it is not all plain sailing,” writes. “There seem to be so many ‘gotchas’ for those first-time users who are used to bins and tracks. Minhute can edit, but he makes a number of basic errors that compromise his experience, such as putting the music in the Primary Storyline.”

“He would have had a much better time after a very basic walkthrough of how FCPX works. You can’t drive it like Premiere (it also won’t crash like Premiere) and a few minutes spent watching a tutorial would have eased his pain,” writes. “Or indeed he could read this excellent two part tutorial for switchers from Adobe Premiere Pro.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: RTFM.

Rookie errors abound due to lack of even the most basic education regarding he operation of FCPX.

Seriously, this is like taking a horse and buggy operator from the Victorian era, handing them the keys to a 2019 BMW M5 and videotaping them sitting there dumbfounded for 20 minutes before they get out and exclaim, “This is useless transportation! It doesn’t move! Where are the reins?! I’m going back to my horse and buggy immediately!”

Even with a modicum of education first, Final Cut Pro X blows antiquated, track-based, crash-prone Adobe Premiere Pro out of the water!

Off the Tracks: Documentary shows how Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is disrupting the post production industry – May 24, 2017
Apple’s Final Cut Pro X hits 2 million users milestone – April 26, 2017
Apple’s Final Cut Pro X product team return to the spotlight after 5 years – December 14, 2016
A week editing with Apple’s new MacBook Pros and Final Cut Pro X – November 21, 2016
Apple releases significant Final Cut Pro X update – October 27, 2016
PC Magazine reviews Apple Final Cut Pro X: Editors’ Choice – June 15, 2016
The BBC adopts Apple’s Final Cut Pro X – September 4, 2014
Happy 3rd Birthday, Final Cut Pro X – June 20, 2014
Pushing Apple’s new Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X to the limit (with video) – March 21, 2014
The first 24 hours with Apple’s new Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro X 10.1 (with video) – December 20, 2013
Apple aims to win over video editors with new Final Cut Pro X marketing push – March 28, 2013
Ultimate Mac: Building the Final Cut Pro X dream machine – November 9, 2012
Final Cut Pro X gets significant update with new features and RED camera support – October 23, 2012
PC Magazine reviews Apple’s Final Cut Pro X 10.0.3: Editors’ Choice for high-end video editing – February 7, 2012
Apple significantly updates Final Cut Pro X – January 31, 2012
Editor Walter Murch is feeling better about Final Cut Pro X – November 8, 2011
Apple releases major Final Cut Pro X update; debuts free 30-day full version trial – September 20, 2011
Film editor: Apple’s Final Cut Pro X is flexible, powerful, incredibly innovative software – September 12, 2011
IT Enquirer reviews Apple’s Final Cut Pro X: Very much a professional’s tool – July 8, 2011
Former Avid employee on Final Cut Pro X: Only Apple seems capable of pushing boundaries – July 5, 2011
Why Apple built Final Cut Pro X – July 1, 2011
PC Magazine: Apple’s Final Cut Pro X makes serious leaps and bounds past its predecessor – June 30, 2011
Apple revolutionizes video editing with Final Cut Pro X – June 21, 2011


  1. So let’s see a Premier user watch a 10 minute FCP demo and then go to try editing.

    The way it was done was NOT representative of how I or people I know would approach a switch to a new app.

  2. Where is this manual that I am supposed to read the f-ing? I’be been using Final cut for years and am still confused as hell by it’s file handling and bins and whatevers.

Reader Feedback

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.