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Comments Posted On :FCPX vs. Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors


Posted By Carl Suchomel on 7/19/2011 10:11:23 AM
I tried FCP 1.0 next to my Avid system way back in the day, and preferred the Avid. Now, I made a cold turkey leap to CS 5.0. (I paid full price the same week as 5.5 release...not happy) I got a new 64 bit computer, and have Avid Upgrade Anxiety. I would like to see a similar comparison to Media Composer 5. I love the integration, streamlined workflow and quality of PP 5. However, I have a few irritations with Premiere Pro that make me hesitant to switch my whole operation off our Avid/LANshare system. I would like to hear from others who are experienced with both editors.

Posted By Hal Driver on 7/19/2011 8:30:17 AM
As a professional editor on FCP from version 2, I agree with this article 90% and have struggled with all the same issues and even though I purchased the new version, it will be a slow conversion. As with any 1.0 version, we all know they suck, but with the advent of Metadata, the future is going to change in every editing tool available. I agree it looks like iMovie on steroids, but remember this is Apple's ver, 1 of a new product. I personally will start the transition very slowly and watch all my third party plugin companies to see how they respond. Like moving from OS9 to OSX, it took a few years, but look where we are now. Time will only tell.

Posted By CHRIS STINSON on 7/19/2011 8:24:52 AM
It's not that long ago that editing was done with a razor blade and scotch tape. Maybe, Apple is looking at the next generation of editors rather then the last generation. Cheap, quick and for right now. While all the bells and whistles are fun, it's good story telling that wins in the end.

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