As I mentioned previously, Final Cut Pro X did not receive the warm reception from editing professionals Apple probably expected. It lacks a lot of features that Final Cut Pro 7 had, in addition to the ability to edit legacy Final Cut Pro files. So the big question is: Should I Upgrade to Final Cut Pro X? Well, I would say for current Final Cut Pro users to wait until they add back the missing Pro features or at the very least, keep the old Final Cut Studio and also install Final Cut Pro X. With the new version of Final Cut, you can install Final Cut Pro X and during the installation process, it will move the old version of Final Cut to a folder called “Final Cut Studio” so that you can run both. If you can afford it, you might want to get the new software, just to learn it so that you can be prepared for when it gets straightened out and then continue to edit most projects on Final Cut Studio. If you are a Final Cut Express or iMovie user and are looking into take the next step into more advanced editing this might be a good choice especially for iMovie users, because Final Cut Pro X can import iMovie Projects. Final Cut Express users will like it for the new pro features, as long as they don’t have a need to edit old projects. For those who want to get into editing Final Cut Pro X would be a good way to get started but if you are a current Final Cut user, wait until the pro features are added back but consider buying Final Cut Pro X to learn it and get ready for when it is all straightened out.
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