“More than half of the survey respondents have been using Final Cut Pro X since launch in 2011 and the majority are using it for documentaries (more than 50%), with corporate and scripted work also featuring highly,” confirms Tom Hassall, marketing communications manager, Marquis, the company that develops X2Pro Audio Convert which integrates Final Cut Pro X into the professional audio workflow. “We also know that more than 20% of respondents are using both Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premier Pro CC.
“This means we are looking at data from early adopters and editors with complex and tailored workflows and their insight is invaluable to identify existing processes and challenges which we can relate to future product development,” continues Hassall. “The survey has also enabled us to uncover numerous willing beta testers to help us enhance our solutions in-line with real customer requirements.”
The prize draw winners will have received an FCP X package including software from CoreMelt (Lock & Load), Cineflare (HandHeld), XMiL Workflow Tools (EDL-X), Lumberjack System (Lumberjack System), Intelligent Assistance (Producer’s Best Friend), idustrial revolution’s (X-Effects Snapshots), (Volumetrix), NP Associates LLC (Backups for FCP), Color Grading Central (Color Finale) and Marquis Broadcast’s (X2Pro ).
This year’s FCP X bundle contains its first physical product in the form of iOgrapher’s Mobile Media Case which helps to turn an iPad into a full blown video camera and also a three month subscription to Larry Jordan’s training library which gives the winners full access to all of Larry's training including FCP X 10.2: Workflow and Editing and FCP X 10.2: Effects.
Helen Han, freelance editor and FCP X bundle winner comments: “I mainly work in features, scripted and non-scripted, all with tight turnarounds, so it is essential that I'm able to have products that can seamlessly get information out of FCPX as manageably as possible, for other audio professionals or colorists to get their work done. Also having tools like Color Finale and Lock & Load help get the offline cut looking its best within FCPX, which is also essential. I appreciate the opportunity to have so many products to choose from to try and improve the FCP X experience, it seems a great opportunity to get what work needs to get done and focus on what's important - the edit. Thank you!”