I am primarily a still photographer but have a lot of experience with video via a production company that I worked for. Know my way around most of the NLE's well, etc. I have to say, I am actually impressed with FCP X. Most of the folks that are in the "it's cool to hate FCP X club" seem to be part of a big internet echo chamber. While I accept that there are a few critical missing elements and gottcha's the new version is so fast in more ways than I can count at actually putting work together very accurately and very directly that I cannot wait to see FCP X get a few upgrades under it's belt. I also cannot wait to see what Apple does with multi-cam/clip that they have promised in early 2012 - If the rest of the directness and slickness and depth the reset of the software finds it's way into multi-cam it will be unbelievable. One of the dozen things I chucked together while playing around was a time lapse of an entire random photo session. Just for fun I thought it was pretty cool - given the number of still guys here I thought you might enjoy. Every OOC JPEG shot taken in the space of hours compressed into less than 2 minutes. 95%+ of shots run 2 frames at 24fps, a few are key-framed for context, and a few run at 6 frames for pacing and humor. Warning - not work save - "R" rated - actually maybe more like "PG-13" http://vimeo.com/29513569 RB Ps if you see stuttering it's vimeo dropping frames - anyone know why this happens on vimeo and youtube after they re-compress and how to avoid it - these where uploaded as h.264? In any case the rendered files from FCP were pristine - even the key framed images were ultra smooth with no fiddling around like FCP 7 to get them to move well.