Why? Well, long story short I saw a really great plugin for $39. I figured with the Apple 30 Day Trial I had nothing to loose and might even walk away liking a NLE that really seemed to get a lot of bad press upon it’s release last year.
My current editor is Final Cut Pro 7 and I admit I hate the fact that I paid over a thousand dollars for it! FCP X is $299! Maybe I could sell 7 to pay for X?
So far I”ve been very happy with FCP X. It is a learning curve but I enjoy things like that. Already spent money on manuals and guides and that’s usually a good indicator for me that I’m on to something. It has some great features and once I sorted out the Event thing and set my Mac up to adjust this is a relatively smooth transition.
If I buy it at the end of 30 days…. oh who am I kidding? I will.