What happens when a Hollywood editor uses Final Cut Pro to cut a film for the first time? Here's part two of the journey.


One month ago, editor Greg D’Auria (Fast 9, Dragged Across Concrete, Bone Tomahawk) started cutting an indie film. While not unusual on the surface, he decided to cut it on FCP — a system he had never used before. And he agreed to share his before and after experiences with the two Mikes: Matzdorff and Yanovich.

One month in to the process, we check in with Greg to see how it’s going...


Did you miss part one? no problem you can find it here.



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Michael is a Los Angeles based editor, and co-host of Unauthorized FCPX on YouTube with Mike Matzdorff. 

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peteramwiggins replied the topic: #113516 19 Mar 2021 18:53
It is going to be really interesting when Greg goes back to Avid :) Enjoyed the video, thanks guys.
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FilmYak replied the topic: #113517 19 Mar 2021 19:17
Peter, we cut this out of the video only because it was getting long and required too much explanation.  But since Greg was volunteering to cut this film for friends, it was always with the stipulation that if paying work came along he'd have to put the project on hold and come back to it later.  

So actually, Greg is starting an Avid project in the next week or so. And he's already dreading dealing with tracks, etc.  

But, it's a big project, lots of people involved, and that means Avid right now. 

I still use Avid regularly, though to be honest, 2020... I think it accounted for maybe 15% of my work.  And so far in 2021, I'm 100% FCP in my work projects, at least through what I have booked right now. 
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mang09op replied the topic: #114038 18 Apr 2021 11:24