"The most awful collection of rubbish I've had to use"0.5 starson by jamiearmstrongeditor
Pros: It's Cheap compared with Professional systems
Cons: It simply doesn't work
Summary: I'm not often compelled to write a review, but I'm infuriated by the shockingly poor quality of the products under the umbrella of 'Final Cut Studio 2'.
I have been a professional online editor / colourist for over 10 years using Avid products - mostly Symphony and now Symphony Nitris.
Many of my clients are moving over to FCP as a result of low cost compared with Avid products which is why I'm being forced to learn FCP.
In my professional opinion, FCP and it's associated applications, DO NOT WORK. It's as simple as that. I've tried to reproduce my day to day work-flow with the products available. This will either take about four times longer than the Avid route or is impossible.
FCP, Motion and Livetype may be capable of high end, gimmicks which will never be used by a broadcast editor but is simply incapable of doing simple things quickly and elegantly.
If this is the future, I'm getting out.