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Comments Posted On :The Moving Picture: Apple Final Cut Studio vs. Adobe CS5 Production Premium


Posted By mike davis on 6/25/2010 12:01:45 PM
You forgot the most important part of the workflow: just about every type of video must be converted to Quicktime for FCP. This is a MAJOR advantage for Premiere/Adobe. Ask a newbie if he wants to waste hundreds of GBs and several hours each week waiting for the transcode to finish OR do they just want to start editing. Furthermore, AE CS5 has Color Finesse which is an excellent program for CC/CG. For AE to integrate with FCP, you must spend another $500 on Auto' Duck.

Posted By PAUL GROSSO on 6/24/2010 4:28:26 PM
Both suites have strengths and weaknesses which Jan has outlined thoroughly. But another thing worth keep in mind if you have any desire to pick up freelance editing work is market penetration. You will be hard pressed to find many commercial post production houses that rely on Premier as their editing tool. Final Cut Pro is a standard now. The same can be said if you are looking to partner with freelancers--how many Premier editors are out there? Just my two cents.

Posted By Jeff Cerar on 6/24/2010 3:38:52 PM
"what would you say if a total newbie asked, "Which should I use, FCS 3 or Adobe CS5?" I'd say "Avid Media Composer 5". :>)

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