iMovie vs Final Cut

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Metsfan7450, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2008
    I'm new to Apple software and am trying to figure out the difference in iMovie and Final Cut. I am looking to transfer video from my Sony Handycam onto the Macbook Pro and burn DVDs. Is there any reason I would need Final Cut instead of just using the iMovie software?
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    iMovie is a consumer grade video editing application that comes free with every Mac from Apple. Final Cut is more advanced and would require a bit of know how. If you're just getting into movie editing then Final Cut may be too much for you. Final Cut may also be too much if all you want to do is edit home videos of your puppy licking your kid's face.

    You have to decide what level of editing you want to do. iMovie is very capable and would suit most casual user needs.
  3. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

    Jan 26, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I use both because sometimes I need a more powerful editing program; Final Cut. But iMovie is great for little quick projects.

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