As painful as it's been saying goodbye to FCP 7 and as unworkable as FCP X is for broadcast....I've slowly been learning AVID MC -- and while FCP has a wealth of plugins and filters to make the complex, simpler -- AVID is a very good tool I would have never learned had APPLE not blown up the decade we invested in become FCP 7 experts.
If you are a FCP Editor frustrated with FCP X....these free AVID for FCP Editor tutorials may make the transition easier
(the video tutorials are at the bottom of the page - and even though this is for AVID MC 6 virtually everything applies to 5.5 as well)
Interesting. I work between FCP7, X (Somewhat now) MC, and premier. Avid is one of the most powerful tools out there, but it is also a cumbersom and non-intuitive interface to learn. Great to see some free tutorials out finally on how to best utilize the product.