Upcoming movie ‘Focus’ starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, set to open in theaters this Friday, was reported to have been completely edited using Final Cut Pro X. This is something that Apple is extremely proud of as it has been highlighted on Apple.com. It was noted by directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, that they decided to use the Apple software because it is straightforward and fast to use. They said that not only was it flexible to easily move between editing on a Mac Pro and using a MacBook Pro on set, but Final Cut Pro gave them fine-tuned control over everything within the film.

The film took 61+ days of shooting in New York City, New Orleans, and Buenos Aires and 11 months to edit the 145 hours of footage that was captured. It was said that Requa and Ficarra settled on Final Cut Pro X after looking into various different options. We suppose they made a great choice as they claimed everything worked out better than they ever expected. According to Apple’s website,

After researching several workflows, Requa and Ficarra decided to cut their major studio feature entirely in Final Cut Pro X. The results were even better than they’d expected. The movie came in on time and under budget, and it played and looked just as they’d envisioned it. “We got exactly the film we set out to make,” says Requa. “What I love about Final Cut Pro X is that it allowed me to be involved with, and in control of, every aspect of making our film.”
‘Focus’ will be in theaters this Friday with advanced screenings at certain locations starting Thursday evening. Final Cut Pro X is also available to purchase for $299.99 in the Mac App Store. Do keep in mind before purchasing that it is available exclusively for OS X only. If you would like to try the software for free, you can check out our source link below and click 'free trial' on Apple's website.

Source: Apple