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Final Cut Pro X introduced a radically new way to edit video compared to other NLEs including Final Cut Pro 7. The new version is not just an upgrade; it’s a complete redesign of the application. Using modern 64-bit architecture, Final Cut takes advantage of the hardware of your computer in a way previous versions could not.
Other improvements include a new interface, updated support for modern file formats and cameras including DSLRs, a brand new Event browser for organizing and sorting media, A trackless timeline with clip connections to help keep sync and compound clips to clean up more complicated timelines. Three point editing is made easier without thinking about what track a clip is on. Advanced color and sound editing have been brought directly into Final Cut without the need of a different application.
After completing a project, there are now many different ways to share the video on the web, Blu-ray, DVD or even send it to Compressor for more custom export settings. These exports are GPU-accelerated taking full advantage of the power your computer has to offer. Don’t be overwhelmed. This guide will get you familiarized with the new interface, features, and style to editing with Final Cut Pro X.