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FCPX Users Can't Ditch Final Cut Studio

From Oliver Peters The NLE that wouldn't die II

I’ve been cutting all manner of projects in FCP X since the beginning and am currently using it on a feature film. I augment it in lots of ways with plug-ins and utilities, so I’m about as deep into FCP X workflows as anyone out there. Yet, there are very few projects in which I don’t touch some aspect of Final Cut Studio to help get the job done. Some fueled by need, some by personal preference. Here are some ways that Studio can still work for you as a suite of applications to fill in the gaps.
This is a problem that Apple should address. No editor should have to rely on 4 year old, abondaned, EOL'ed software to finish a job. While FCPX is maturing there are still some glaring holes that need attention.