Alternative to Final Cut Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by speedemonV12, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. speedemonV12 macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, i know that Final Cut is the best in the business, but i dont have enough money to get it, so i was wondering what other video edditing software is out there that is good for mac?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Have you considered Final Cut Express? It's a lot cheaper than Final Cut Pro but is still very good...
     
  3. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    still 300$, wow.. looks very good though, are there any freeware apps, or should i look into spending the money if i really want to get into video editing?
     
  4. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    Slap spicyapple, but what about iMovie?

    Ok, you say, something different. How about HyperEngine-AV? It's free, but expect no support.
     
  5. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Well you could give Avid Free DV a whirl, but its feature-streamlined and hasn't got Universal support at this time.
     
  6. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Another vote for Pinnacle's Avid editing software.
     
  7. thworple macrumors 6502

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    Ummm, thats a slightly confusing statement. Pinnacle is owned by Avid.

    Avid Free DV is Avid software, and is in no way Pinnacle branded. The only Avid product advertised using the Pinnacle brand is Avid Liquid, which is Windows only.
     
  8. Pressure macrumors 68040

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    Good point, have only ever used Liquid and it works quite well. I simply assumed it was the same for Mac OSX.
     
  9. speedemonV12 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so are these the only two alternatives for finalcut, i was using iDVD for a little bit, but it does not want to work with my mpg files for some reason...
     

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