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  • Writer's pictureDylan John Dickerson

Why you should drop iMovie and LEVEL UP to Final Cut Pro X (Final Cut Pro vs iMovie)

So you have a Mac. You’ve been doing some free editing with iMovie and you enjoy it, but you’re wondering if it’s worth it to pay the $300 price tag and level up to Final Cut Pro. Here’s why you should absolutely do it.

One of your concerns, besides forking out the cash, is probably if you’re ready to bump up to a professional grade editing program. Let me tell you, often times the only way to be ready for something is to just do it and learn along the way. And that’s actually what you should do. Final Cut Pro has such a user friendly interface, similar to iMovie (same makers).

Yes, it has a lot more features and fancy buttons, but I promise you that in no time, you’ll learn every single one and become proficient with using it. It ends up being easy guys.

In iMovie you can add transitions, titles, slow down, speed up, etc. Final Cut Pro gives you access to a smorgasbord of extra free titles, transitions, retiming features besides speeding up and slowing down like ‘speed ramping’ and ‘instant ‘replay’, specific features to let you color your videos how you’d like, the option to move photos or videos around your screen using the ‘transform tool’, and you get the point. There are a lot of amazing useful features. The best way to learn these, take a cheap course on Udemy or just watch Youtube videos.

Basically guys, once you level up, you’ll be kicking yourself that you didn’t switch sooner. If you plan to continue making videos, or posting videos to your social media, or whatever you’re doing on iMovie, then it’s in your best interest to make the jump up to a program that can help you create better content.

Stomach the $300 and make your future self happy as you look at your 10x improved videos.

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