Video Editing Software for Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by donm3ga, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. donm3ga macrumors member

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    I'm looking for some decent video editing software that wont burn a hole in my pocket. I've out grown iMovie 09 and looking to take the next step. I need something that can process 60fps.

    I would like Final Cut Pro but that costs about $1000. Is there anything you guys would recommend for someone looking to take the next step in video editing that is under $200?

    Thanks for your help guys.
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Have you considered Final Cut Express?
    My daughter uses it and has good success with it
     
  3. donm3ga thread starter macrumors member

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    I read that FCE wont do 60fps?
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Ah... that is beyond my expertise :)
    You may be right
     
  5. sigamy macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure about the 60fps requirement, but besides Apple's offerings you only other real options are Adobe Premiere or Premiere Elements.

    But, if you can, I suggest waiting a few months. Apple is rumored to be close to release of a major update to Final Cut Studio. Hopefully this will include an update to Final Cut Express.

    I'm also hopeful that the new FCE will be offered on the App Store at a discounted price, just as Apple did with Aperture.

    Here is some info on iMovie 11 and 60fps:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1043987
     
  6. gameface macrumors 6502

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    If you're a student or have a student in the family, you can get Avid Media Composer for $295. I know it is a bit over budget and even as a FCP editor, I would add that to my arsenal if I was still a student.
     
  7. bigbossbmb macrumors 68000

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    what are you editing that is 60fps? FCE should accept 720p60 IIRC
     
  8. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Are you talking 60p or 60i? They're very different beasts, and Final Cut Express will handle 60i just fine.
     
  9. jwheeler macrumors regular

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    Oh yeah and theres also student copy of Final Cut Studio (£260 in UK)
     
  10. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    On this issue, Apple is quite clear. Final Cut Express 4 can edit DV at 29.97 fps. Using the Apple Intermediate Codec, it does 1280x720p30 or 1440x1080i60.
     

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