A couple of months ago, I tried Final Cut Pro for the first time. Surprisingly, there were many things I liked about Final Cut, but it wasn't enough to convince me to switch from Premiere. Today, I'm giving Final Cut Pro another try.
At the moment, my biggest issue with Final Cut Pro is its inability to work on two or more sequences simultaneously. In many cases, I am editing hours of footage, and moving a two-second clip among four hours of footage by dragging it around a single timeline is a nightmare.
Premiere lets you open multiple projects and/or multiple editing sequences simultaneously, and you can drag clips among them all. How is this done in Final Cut Pro? What am I missing?
In the video above, I took a deep dive into color grading in Final Cut. Although Premiere does have more color grading tools, Final Cut has the most important and standard tools. After spending the day playing with it, I no longer feel that Final Cut is at a major disadvantage in this area.
The other thing I've been playing with in Final Cut has been more plugins by MotionVFX. Although they are a sponsor, I can honestly say they make the best plugins I've ever used for any video-editing software. Installing them is easy, using them is easy, and each plugin stills allows you to fine-tune/edit each animation. If you're a Final Cut Pro or Davinci Resolve user, I highly suggest giving MotionVFX plugins a try.