Premiere Pro to Final Cut Pro switch

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kankki, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. Kankki macrumors regular

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    I'll be getting an iMac soon and also Final Cut Pro. I've been using Premiere on my PC and I'm pretty much loving it. But I don't know if Premiere CS3 on a Mac would be the way to go. So what will change in my overall experience of movie editing? What do I have to relearn?

    Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. seany916 macrumors 6502

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    Where the buttons are. Conceptually, they're not that different. Your learning curve will not be steep at all. Using the programs is not that different. Just knowing which buttons. The hardest thing for new editors is grasping the fundamental concepts of editing. You're just going to relearn which buttons do what.

    Kinda like going from Word to Pages or Excel to Numbers (I vastly prefer the MS programs, but for quick and dirty the Mac jobs can be a bit faster sometimes).
     
  3. Kankki thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you :)
     
  4. elppa macrumors 68040

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    From what I have heard (and this may have changed — things in Tech move pretty fast), Final Cut is the better product and used in more commercial environments than Premiere.

    You may wish to look into Final Cut Express HD (if you haven't already done so) which has many of the features of pro, but a bit easier on the wallet.
     
  5. AviationFan macrumors 6502a

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    Kankki,

    I would expect that the more significant differences (conceptually) between Adobe's and Apple's suites are in all the other tools they package with the core video editing program. An extreme example would be After Effects vs. Motion, two very different programs that try to address similar production needs.

    I'm a Final Cut guy myself, and very happy with it, but then the new Premiere might not be a bad choice if that is what you have used in the past - I wouldn't rule that out if I were you.

    - Martin
     
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    At school we have been using Adobe Premiere Pro for years... and we recently fought and were finally able to purchase a Mac Pro with the Final Cut Suite. I already had been using Final Cut Express for about half a year and it was my job to show the new, slightly computer illiterate editors how to edit on the new Mac.

    So far they have had few problems other then some conceptual "Mac" issues like finding out that the X to close a window is on the top left instead of the right....


    We have used Motion FCE and LiveType
     
  8. coocooforcocoap macrumors regular

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    hi i just posted a blog today - look for the one about xmas - and i asked about dumping AE for motion, or whatever there is in fcp2studio that does the trick. So I am wondering why u like AE? Is there something in studio that can't be done in AE? thanks!!!!
     
  9. P-Worm macrumors 68020

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    After Effects and Motion aren't really interchangable. After Effects is a more well rounded application being able to put in expressions and it has tools that are more powerful for compositing. To he honest, if you are looking for a replacement for After Effects, a great combination is Shake and Motion. Shake is really cheap now and in my mind, every Mac editor should have a copy.

    P-Worm
     
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    thanks for that. i've never even seen shake. kinda surprised it's not in fcp studio after taking the apple tour.
     

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