FCPX First Look. Beetle Spec Spot. Screen Grabs And More.


Here is a very down and dirty edit of a Beetle Spec Spot we shot in San Francisco a little while back. I was lucky enough to get up early and download the new FCPX from the Mac App Store. FCPX is one bad ass editing tool. It feels similar to iMovie and is very similar in appearance. I was jamming to get this edit out and snagged a few screen grabs during the process. FCPX has a ton of killer features like Match Color, A three Way Color Corrector, Auto White Balance, ETC. Most importantly there is very little Import, Export or Render time. It is almost instantaneous! I am by no means an editor but I do have to edit every once in a while. This is going to save me so much time, I can only imagine how much it will save the real editors out there. FCPX is one of the best things to happen to Independent Film making since the DSLR. Dig it! Click here to get the new Apple FCPX.
The new Apple FCPX will overwrite move your older FCP files/projects (See Update) into a folder in the applications folder. I was able to import older FCP sequences that are .mov files into to the new FCPX in new projects only. Although this could present problems for some users. (See Screen Grab). It also looks like there are some “Nifty” lighting effects built in. I will try to update as I work through this bad boy.
*Update 2*
I was only able to import an older sequence created and rendered in FCP7 as a .MOV file into FCPX. They are not cross platform compatible to the best of my knowledge.

Here are a few Screen Grabs from Apple FCPX.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • http://misagarcia.com Misa Garcia

    it’s obvious that FCPX wasn’t developed for you and your needs, so I don’t think it’s reasonable to think that you’ll be upgrading to FCPX, if FCP7 works for you at the moment, you can probably continue to use it for the time being, while you search for another alternative.  Change sucks, specially when you’ve a system that works now.