Editing software

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by suclearnub, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. suclearnub macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2012
    Which editing software is better?
    Final Cut Pro X or PowerDirector? I have boot camp so OS is irrelevant. Also, price is irrelevant too.
  2. suclearnub thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 12, 2012
  3. Boe11 macrumors 6502

    Sep 12, 2010
    If price is irrelevant, try them both out. It really depends on your workflow and what best suits your particular needs. FCP X works well.
  4. phuocsandiego macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2012
    If OS is also irrelevant than may I suggest Sony Vegas Pro if you're going to boot camp anyways? It's the best video editor I've used and I much prefer the way it works compared to say FCPX or Premiere. If Sony makes a native Mac version I'd be on it in a heartbeat.
  5. Chad3eleven macrumors regular

    Dec 11, 2012
    Honestly, this is like asking which alcohol is the 'best'.. its based on preference.

    Is 'best' meaning easiest? most features? compatibility?

    I edit daily on either FCP or Avid symphony, and if I can make a hybrid of them both, that would be the best. Well, maybe 70 avid and 30 FCP. But understandable learning Avid is a milestone.

    I feel premiere has got the edge because of the integration with the rest of the adobe suite, for me is After Effects.

    Try a few out and see for yourself! Thats the most important, whats best for you, not whats best for others.
  6. dodge this macrumors member

    Sep 28, 2009

    I would not suggest premiere. From a lab management standpoint, it can be a huge pain. I have had lots of problems with adobe products in a lab management setting. With every cs release they seem to savor the challenge of how to both bloat the software and how many new processes they can add to break the software. Usually discovered on a deadline. :rolleyes:

    I have never heard of powerdirector. But, who knows until it is used. What makes you happier and if you have clients who care about it, what are clients wanting to see you edit in? Which crashes less? If you do Quickie edits, which is the best for that? Look at your workflow and work environment that will answer your questions. :)
  7. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Check out Creative Cloud for Teams then. From a management standpoint, it's a dream. It's for people just like you: http://www.adobe.com/products/creativecloud/faq.html#ccm-teams

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