Back in 2012 I purchased Final Cut Pro X and found it a real departure from Final Cut Pro 7 and the baby version Final Cut Express. So I was a little skeptical when I installed the latest version onto my new Macbook Pro. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found. I am not a wiz at the video thing but I was surprised at how easily I got the hang of it. My first project was pretty easy but I found that things that were pretty difficult in the older version were now really simple. Multiple audio tracks are a breeze. Splitting the video and audio is also simple and less of a headache than the last version. Working with still images was also very easy. Changing time, doing animations, cropping, etc were a snap. It helped to know the program a little and what some of the buttons did but overall a pleasant experience. I was able to pull together tons of material and put together a decent piece on the historic season of the Hamilton-Wenham boys basketball team. Check out the Adobe Slate I created for our Wicked Local websites here.