Benefit of moving to FCP

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by macuser154, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    I currently doing all my editing work in Final Cut Express, what exactly does Final Cut Pro do better? I know the Apple website gives some insight, but it doesn't exactly compare the two well.
     
  2. lag1090 macrumors 6502

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    FCP basically adds support for more codecs and third-party features. In all reality, there isn't that much of a difference for most people.

    If FCE meets your needs well, don't think about upgrading.

    FCP is only really needed if you want to go the DVD Studio Pro/Motion/other pro apps route.
     
  3. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    To me, Apple Color (a $10k application before Apple bought and rebranded it) alone is worth the price of admission, stepping into the Final Cut Studio realm. But everyone's needs differ.

    Also, if you find yourself editing codecs like DVCPRO-HD, HDCAM, REDCODE, etc. down the line, FCP supports these codecs, whereas FCE does not.
     
  4. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    really what you need to ask is what does FCE not do that you need it to?
     
  5. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Final Touch (what is now Color) actually came in SD, HD and 2K versions. The 2K version, which is now Color, was $25k.


    Lethal
     

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