Oh, hey… Happy New Year and all that! 🙂 Just wanted to say a quick word about maybe the least talked about advantage of FCP X… that being the fact that there is no need to “save” your work. Ever. This was brought to mind by this tweet:
To which I responded:
In all seriousness though… The fact that you never need to “save” in FCP X is an amazing feature. First of all, FCP X is very stable, but like any app it hangs or crashes once in a while. And because I’m not insane, I run backup apps to supplement the built in backups. But only once in the 3 years I’ve been cutting in X have I needed to restore a project. Once. In 3 years of pretty much daily use.
In other NLE’s, a crash is usually a nightmare, you all know the feeling. It sucks. But if X crashes, or hangs or the power goes out… It doesn’t matter. Restart X, pick up right where you left off. I’ve had the power go out right after making a cut, and that cut was there when I got everything back up.
You can debate the merits of FCP X all you want, but never worrying about saving may be, psychologically anyway, the biggest advantage of them all. 🙂
Agreed! Sometimes I forget to save in Photoshop now because I am so used to the app taking care of it. Love this feature.