Simplified Final Cut Pro X FAQ

I got bored half way through the Final Cut Pro X FAQ posted by Apple because I thought it was too verbose. If you want to save time reading (and perhaps spend it on editing instead?), check out my ‘simplified’ version below:

FCP X FAQ

Final Cut Pro X is a breakthrough in nonlinear video editing.

Import

Can I import projects from Final Cut Pro 7 into Final Cut Pro X?
No.

Can I import my video directly into Final Cut Pro X as I could in Final Cut Pro 7?
Yes.

Editing

Can I edit my tape-based workflow with Final Cut Pro X?
Yes, in a limited manner.

Does Final Cut Pro X support multicam editing?
Not yet, but it will.

Does Final Cut Pro X support external monitors?
Yes.

Can I save different versions of my project?
Yes.

Are keyboard shortcuts in Final Cut Pro X different from those in Final Cut Pro 7?
Some.

Can I use my third-party plug-ins in Final Cut Pro X?
As soon as they are updated.

Media Management

Can I specify a scratch disk location?
Yes.

Can I share projects with other editors?
Yes.

Can I store media in locations other than my system drive?
Yes.

Can I hide Events that I am not working on?
Yes.

Export

Can Final Cut Pro X export XML?
Not yet.

Does Final Cut Pro X support OMF, AAF, and EDLs?
Not yet.

Can I send my project to a sound editing application such as Pro Tools?
Yes.

Does Final Cut Pro X allow you to assign audio tracks for export?
Not yet. An update this summer will.

Can I customize my export settings?
Yes.

Purchase

Can I purchase a volume license?
Soon.

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