Professionals Using Final Cut Pro X
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"Is Final Cut Pro X professional" is a question, with its variations, that I've seen lingering from FCPX's original release. The answer to that question is "yes" and that has been documented many, many times by professional filmmakers, TV producers, news groups, event videographers, post production houses, pro editors and more. Final Cut Pro X users really don't need anyone to tell them whether FCPX is professional. They know it is.

Does FCPX fit every professional workflow? Does Avid or Premiere Pro?. The answer is, no single NLE fits everyone's professional workflow. If you have your own definition of professional (professional - engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime) or other special requirements or workflows (working with proprietary hardware, software, editors or producers), you'll have to decide which NLE is right for you. You might have a different question, but the professional question has been answered. Final Cut Pro X is the present and future of professional video NLEs.

Here are some of the high end professionals that use Final Cut Pro X:

Michael Cioni (Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Spiderman, Pirates Of The Caribbean) who said:

"Final Cut Pro X is possibly the most powerful editing tool ever built." (starts at 13.40)
"Final Cut Pro X is a powerful alternative to Avid Media Composer. Regardless of what you've heard, most people's opinions seem to be based on what they've been told, not what they've actually done.



Focus is a major motion picture from Warner Bros Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie,
cut on Final Cut Pro X.



Azteca — one of Mexico’s leading broadcasters and its second-largest mass media company.

1200 shows a year using FCPX



Detroit’s largest news outlet, WXYZ, and other Scripps-Owned outlets use Final Cut Pro X

WXYZ TV — the largest broadcaster in Detroit, Michigan, and recent winner of a prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional journalism award, one of 14 stations owned by E. W. Scripps in the U.S., has significantly accelerated its news editing and production by using Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Mac Pro.



Filmmakers POV's 2013 Documentary Filmmaking Equipment Survey from PBS.


FCPX For Broadcast News

Professional Corporate Video Editing With Final Cut Pro X

YOUNG DETECTIVE DEE -- Rise of the Sea Dragon edited on Final Cut Pro X

NBC 4K production facility.
We migrated all of our groups productions to Final Cut Pro X."

Nick Watson - Using Final Cut Pro X to edit a documentary for the BBC

Real Economy Episode 4 – post production moves to FCPX

Creative Rebellion Inc.

Studio Network Solutions (SNS)

A New Definition of "Professional" - Sam Mestman

Final Cut Pro X - Viable platform for the professional user - Oliver Peters

Xtrem Productions- Le Mans
For the second straight year, Xtrem Productions, a high-end French post-production company selected to cover the race, edited its programs entirely in Final Cut Pro X.

7 professional editors share their FCPX experiences - Philip Bloom

The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest-circulation national newspaper, publishing for 169 years.
“Final Cut Pro X enables our professional journalists to create videos quickly and easily."

Electric Entertainment, TV Show Leverage Season 5 post-production workflow with Final Cut Pro X.

NBC show George to the Rescue gets cut on FCPX

FCPX For Broadcast News Weekly PBS Series

MovieMaker Final Cut Pro X/RED feature film workflow

Editing a real world Audi job in Final Cut Pro X

A Pro FCPX Setup

Final Cut Pro X Red 4K Workflow video


Finnish reality show, Beyond Human Boundaries
broadcast in over 130 countries worldwide (through Discovery and BBC).


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