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It's been a quiet few days for FCP news this week in the shadow of the US election. This gave us time to dream about our ideal FCPX edit suite if money was no object.

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Are your Compressor jobs taking a long time? How about sending jobs to a virtual cluster in your Mac or a cluster of external machines to distribute the workload and speed up the process. This Apple document shows you how.

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This week on the 21st of June, Final Cut Pro X wil be one year old. We take a look back at that eventful year and take a look forward to the next 12 months of FCPX's life.

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We think we are right in the middle of a revolution in media. This exclusive article from Robert Buller asks is history repeating itself?  Essential reading for anybody who works in the media, thought provoking stuff indeed.

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In this special article, we take a look at how one company supplies a national US broadcaster with half hour shows cut exclusively on Final Cut Pro X. Advantages, disadvantages, the workflow and more.

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A few months on from the release of Final Cut Pro X, we thought we would take a look at what you can do or need once you've bought FCPX. Content, tutorials, books and videos all await.

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It might not be the Minority Report 'air GUI' but you can control a lot of the features within Final Cut Pro X with just your voice. Could you do a complete edit without having to touch the keyboard?

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You might have seen our list of free Final Cut Pro effects over on our forum, it grows every day! This template was too good to not be mentioned on our front page, an animating photo album from Robbert-Jan van der Does.

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Final Cut Pro has never been good at slow motion. The introduction of FCPX has now brought Optical Flow retiming within the app -so what does video at 1% of original speed look like?

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Oliver doesn't go for link bait headlines or 'First Look' reviews that get published 30 minutes after a product is released. He takes his time and writes probably some of the best articles on editing on the internet.

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Not really a question that we've asked ourselves before, but we are glad that Lastfutre found out the answer. Using Final Cut Pro and Motion, he swapped the two dimensions in the production of this video.

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Sandwiched on Petitiononline.com in between 'Ban animal gas chambers' and 'Petition to tackle the rise of Islamophobia' is 'Final Cut Pro X is not a professional application.' Do we really need to sign this to get the message to Apple? 

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This is a very brief first look at the some of the key features of FCPX from the viewpoint of the professional editor. Not the data wrangler, not the media manager, not the one-stop shop, production-company-in-a-bedroom. The cutter.