Here's an incontrovertible refutation of the conventional wisdom that Hollywood is Apple's bitch. At the Conan show, the staffers now seem to be Adobe's bitches.
Although Final Cut Pro X was a jarring departure from the previous version, Final Cut Pro 7 (there were no 8 and 9 versions) with many treasured features left out (X was a total rewrite of the software), Apple has been restoring beloved features in subsequent updates.
Also, X is $299, about 1/3 the price of 7 and of competitor Adobe Premiere Pro 6's suite.
In light of that, some editors are reevaluating their initial assessment of X, especially educators, who have taken note of how much more quickly film students who have never worked with a nonlinear editor before, take to version X.
For now, take a look at the Conan show's take on Apple Final Cut Pro X vs. Adobe Premiere Pro 6...
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