Believe it or not, some editors still ask whether Apple Final Cut Pro X is ready for professional use. Well, does a major production from Warner Bros sound professional enough? In Apple.com news section a new story has been posted on how Apple pro software and hardware have been chosen to shoot a movie entitled Focus, directed by John Requa and Glen Ficarra.
The choice of FCPX was not obvious initially, it simple came out as a winner during research, we read:
After researching several workflows, Requa and Ficarra decided to cut their major studio feature entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. The movie came in on time and under budget, and it played and looked just as they’d envisioned it.
Throughout the text, the directors, the lead editor and other repeat again and again, how the performance of Final Cut Pro X allowed the team to keep their data organized and edit faster, including on set editing using a MacBook Pro. The numbers provided should give you a more insight into how much work there was to do, and how much the pace influences the entire project:
- 61 days of shooting
- 145 hours of footage
- 1 editor,
- 3 assistants
- 11 months of editing
- 117 scenes edited, at full resolution
Towards the end, it is reminded that all work has been done with off-the-shelf products, that anyone can purchase, no mystery tools. Sam Metsman (FCPWORKS), one of the chief workflow architects for Focus is quoted:
The bottom line is that all of these deliverables can be created from your living room. With just a few third-party apps, you can easily take your media through Final Cut Pro X to 4K output. So anything the big guys are doing, you can do too.
And just for the record, here's the trailer for Focus:
You may read the entire story at apple.com by following this link.