so my mind is made up I prefer FCPx.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by gdeusthewhizkid, Dec 2, 2013.

  1. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a

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    So over the weekend. I tried trials of media composer, and premiere. And also for kicks also cut a project on FCP7. Im convinced now not only does Apple make pro products that work for me. FCPx is just a better workflow IMO. I cut the same project on all four editors and to me FCPx is by car the quickest. I do like the way FCP7 looks but Im so fast on FCPx. I would like to learn Media Composer too well since I hear it's industry standard. But I really like editing on FCPx. Even though people say it's mediocre...
     
  2. mBox macrumors 68020

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    Good to hear you gave it a shot.
    I work with Avid MC/Symphony, Premiere Pro and FCPX.
    They all have their quirks and some more than others.
    I love FCPX for what I do.
    Never a bad thing to learn all of em time to time.
    But if I need something done now and no brain aches then FCPX it is.
     
  3. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yea in my opinion not only is FCPx the most simple to use. I think it renders the fastest as well...
     
  4. mBox macrumors 68020

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    I say for sure since I live in Avid daily.
    The process from ingesting to Avid then transcoding then editing then finishing is way too long compared to FCPX.
    I work in R3D mostly in FCPX and with my RED ROCKET card I never see massive render times close to what Avid does :p
    Even before the ROCKET card, I could easily finish in an evening and have a product to show online/BD next day.
     
  5. lJoSquaredl macrumors regular

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    Could be cuz I started my editing career on FCPX, but I love it as well. I feel like I can work so much faster on this than any alternative i've seen or used. Even the UI just looks like I want it to:) Now all I need is 16gb of ram and i'll have nothing to complain about:)
     
  6. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what machine do you edit on
     
  7. lJoSquaredl macrumors regular

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    Baseline rMBP, first model. Wish I woulda got 16gb since I use boatloads of efx and can get edits up to 10-15 mins as well. Either way it's still a beast for editing, extremely fun to use, but I may upgrade soon for the 16gb…altho they took away the video card on the baseline this year:/ (I do some light gaming as well)
     
  8. wwchris macrumors regular

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    Love Final Cut

    Also, since you just seem to be getting familiar with FCPX, I would mention that I LOVE the filters and transitions over at http://www.pixelfilmstudios.com . Every time I go there I want buy more stuff. :) They are almost always running some 25% off thing too. Not really a fan of the iPad FCPX app though, seemed more of a pain than a helper, but love everything else.
     
  9. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    just checked them out.. site looks like it was down.. Im looking for that computer transition that some editors are using.. looks like a bad transmission.....

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    I agree and its the most fun....
     
  10. RoelJuun macrumors 6502

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    You edit while driving?




    Sorry just had to…
     
  11. gdeusthewhizkid thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    by far the easiest lol..
     
  12. ManhattanBeach macrumors member

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    I'd have to agree that FCPx is the quickest/most efficient editor. Although I may be slightly biased. Either way, my next upgrade to 16gb ram should provide all the rendering capacity I need. (i hope)
     
  13. alksion macrumors 68000

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    I've been editing a project in PP CS6 (what I normally use) and FCX just to give it a chance.

    FCX vs. PP CS6
    Pros
    - Media Management, I wish premiere had the library, event and project system. It's nice not having to do all my own media management outside of the editing software first.
    - Available Effects, preloaded effects save me time in FCX vs having to create things manually in PP
    - Previewing Clips

    Cons
    - Slow, that's all that can be said. It crashed far too often and hangs for no reason. PP cuda acceleration is a beast.
    - Maganetic timeline. I guess I'm just too use to track based editing, thus, I just can't get comfortable with FCX's timeline.
     

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