Larry Jordan has a well reasoned article on his blog that outlines the different choices Final Cut Pro editors now have after the release of Final Cut Pro X. What folks don’t really get is the problem is that Final Cut Studio has been discontinued. Studios and editors can’t but new copies to expand their business. Overnight, Apple cut the cords.
You can read Larry’s entire article on his blog, but here are our choices according to Larry. (BTW I recommend his new course on FCPX for users wanting to switch.)
As I see it, we all have three choices:
1. Convert to Final Cut Pro X
2. Do nothing, at least for a while
3. Switch to a different editing program