I'm ready for a video editor, what say you?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by one1, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. one1 macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    I don't do much editing of anything, but I WANT to start. I've began setting my MacBook up and it's already gotten to be a wallet breaker, but I have started and I need to finish or I won't.

    So far I have.........

    For pics and flash:

    Adobe CS2 Premium Pack
    - CS2
    - Bridge
    - Illustrator CS2
    - InDesign CS2
    - Go Live CS2

    - Adobe Lightroom with plug ins

    - Fireworks 8
    - DreamWeaver 8
    - Contribute
    - Flash 8
    - Flash 8 Video Encoder

    For audio editing:

    Logic Studio
    - Logic Pro
    - Main Stage
    - Sound Studio
    - Logic Node
    - WaveBurner

    For Text editing:

    iWork 06
    - Pages
    - Keynote

    Microsoft Office 08
    - Word 08
    - Excel 08
    - Entourage 08
    - PowerPoint 08
    - Project Gallery 08

    and I have iLife 06 for random small tasks.

    Now I want to add a video editor that will be up to par with the rest of the software I have bought and I am in way too deep to go with something skimpy so I was thinking maybe Pinnacle Studio for video, but I wanted to ask if anyone else had recommendations before I took the plunge.

    It would help if somehow I could use the programs together if need be so compatibility may play into the decision. Any ideas? :)
  2. mheidt macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2005
    I'm quite happy with FinalCut Express.
    But I will give iMovie 08 is shot when I will have bought a HD-recorder.
  3. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    I was thinking of express, but wasn't sure if I'd actually use Pro or not. I try to buy premium packs incase I do need something in the future I haven't spent a brick only to come up short somewhere down the road. I wonder what functionality I'd lose going with express........

    I still have my eye on Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 11. I figure $129 is a cheap price considering what the end result could be doing it adobe style..... or even Final Cut Pro style ($1300), but I feel like I might be skimping too thin.
  4. mheidt macrumors member

    Jun 7, 2005
    I was giving PRO a try a couple of years ago.

    But I'm using it as hobby, so that I don't need the special hardware support, which makes PRO so much more expensive.
    I don't miss anything so far.

    Express was exactly what I was needing.

    And you really don't dare to compare Apple software with a cheap Windows clone? :)
  5. one1 thread starter macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2007
    Chattanooga, TN
    I am of course welcoming more feedback, but I THINK I am going to go with Final Cut Studio 5. :)

    Edit: went with Final Cut Pro 5 from a local craiglister. :)

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