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FCPX used by professionals in China 31 Oct 2017 16:26 #91398

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Hi guys,

Just back from a film festival in China (one of their first editions, as the country in its very early stage regarding festivals).

I talked to an editor from a large studio there, she told me that professionals use FCPX in China. And amateurs and students use Premiere.

As you know China does things very differently from the West, and I would need fact checking on what she said, but if it is true, it is awesome for the future of FCPX.

Cheers
Manu

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FCPX used by professionals in China 31 Oct 2017 17:42 #91404

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Hey Manu,

I am in contact with several people in China and I can confirm what you say.

- Since Bayiang Yu used FCP X to cut Tsui Hark's "Young Detective Dee, Rise Of The Sea Dragon" in 2013, FCP X has been very popular in the Chinese movie production market. "Young Detective Dee" (and not "Focus") was the very first big movie ever cut with FCP X and it also was a huge success with 98.4 million dollar box office worldwide. As a comparison: WTF made 24.9 million dollar box office.



- James Bayliss-Smith is an award-winning freelance Cameraman and Editor currently based out of Beijing working for ABC. He trains young editors and directors in 3-day courses in which they have to produce a completed short form documentary. He says they find FCP X fascinating because it is so fast and easy to learn.



- Also, many FCP X training books such as Edgar Rothermich's "Final Cut Pro X How It Works" have been translated into Chinese.



- National tv in China is still on legacy FCP, but looking into updating. All clear signs that FCP X is very popular there.
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FCPX used by professionals in China 31 Oct 2017 18:28 #91408

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Wow that's fascinating Ronny, thanks for sharing !!

It's very, very, very good news !

Does James Bayliss-Smith speak mandarin ? Have you given workshops there ?

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FCPX used by professionals in China 01 Nov 2017 01:45 #91416

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I do a lot of sports OBs in China. Most editors I meet use FCP X. For the speed and the really cool plugins that are made for X. We always have super tight turn around times and X is just right for the job.

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FCPX used by professionals in China 01 Nov 2017 04:21 #91418

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I work in China with FCPX + motion5+ AE. But China's commercial use of PR and FCP7 more. :)
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FCPX used by professionals in China 01 Nov 2017 09:30 #91422

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James Bayliss-Smith speaks some Mandarin. But many young people in China are quite fluent with English. No, I haven't given any workshops in China yet. But I am considering doing this in the near future.

To our Chinese friends here:

I would like to know more about your work, and about FCP X in China in general. Please send me an e-mail so we can start a little conversation: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you!

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FCPX used by professionals in China 01 Nov 2017 14:51 #91431

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This thread makes me happy :)

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FCPX used by professionals in China 02 Nov 2017 06:34 #91453

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… that unconfirmed quote from Pierre Cardin comes to mind:
"If I only could sell a button to each Chinese …" :lol:


… smart move to localize FCPX to Chinese …
(if I remember correctly, Chinese was before Spanish!)

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FCPX used by professionals in China 03 Nov 2017 01:04 #91478

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I work at a previs house in Los Angeles and our Chinese clients were indeed cutting on FCPX. I was completely shocked at the time, especially working in hollywood where the FCPX stigma still lingers almost 7 years later...

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