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Hunter WeeksRe: Has anyone used FCPX to cut a proper documentary for broadcast.
by on Mar 27, 2012 at 9:30:05 pm

Franz,
I'm editing a feature documentary (Where the Yellowstone Goes) in FCP X right now. The system is handling everything really well; much better than expected. The updates have helped it all feel more secure. But I love the editing process much more than working with the archaic, unreliable FCP 7 and before.

That being said, I've had plenty of small challenges with the new FCP X (but have quickly moved past those and had nothing that derailed productivity) and am now that I'm at finishing stage, I'm having all kinds of issues with how to get OMF out and to work with our colorist. I've still not decided if we'll use Xto7 for the whole film (89 mins) or if we'll try the X2Pro for an AAF and just find a colorist who will work within FCP X.

FYI - We have about 200 hours of footage and I've been editing with some proves 422 that was created from Sony fs-100 files, lots of Canon h264 native, go pro, many PNGs, time lapse JPEG sequences, and audio from a variety of sources.

So, I'm definitely happy with how the editing process, categorization, and over all reliability of FCP X has been with all this, but now with finishing this thing, I'm getting nervous. And yes, my post houses think I'm ridiculous for taking the plunge with FCP X. I'm a believer.

Best,
Hunter
http://www.hunterweeks.com


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