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Bill Davis
Re: L.A. Freelancers, Learning FCP X might be a good idea...
on Jul 1, 2013 at 1:30:14 am

Nobody's going to tell you.

The world has always been divided into those who wait until the "conventional wisdom" is developed before they make a bet and start playing.

And, yes, sometimes those souls live safer and get less banged up.

But there are also those who aren't afraid to buck the "conventional wisdom" and who seem to be able to sniff out trends early enough to be in the game - with the necessary hard won experience - things begin to change.

The only one who can tell you which kind of player you're happy being is you.

The only thing I WILl say with some firm conviction is that if you're going to add FCP-X to your personal toolkit - you will most likely NOT be fully competent at operating it very quickly. It looks tantalizingly easy on the surface. But down deep - it's actually pretty darn deep.

Read the history right on this board.

Highly competent editors who dove in many months ago and who are comfortable today - but who had to literally force themselves to find the time to spend adapting to the new tool - over a process that took whole lot longer than many of us expected - no matter how many "in the seat" editing years we had racked up prior to X.


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