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July 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM #49132rotimiorimsParticipant
So i’m trying to become a Video Editing Professional in Africa.
In my country, Apple Mac’s are very expensive, and hard to come by.
It’s all about PCs where I come from.
Now the NY Film School is doing dome training programme for folks in Nigeria, and I have chosen to take training in Video Editing.
The problem is the training will be done on the Final Cut Pro software which requires the use of Macs. So my fear is that at the end of the training, if I don’t have a Mac, I would need to continue my training with some other software, like Adobe Premiere. So my question now is, are the differences in FCP and AP so much that I shouldn’t bother with Final Cut Pro at all???
July 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM #201285MediaFishParticipant
It translaterelate – check http://tv.adobe.com there are numerous clips showing how the two products can work together. one example can be found here http://tv.adobe.com/watch/adobe-at-nab-2011/adobe-cs55-production-premium-open-workflows-with-apple-and-avid/
There are several overviews that outline the process in Premiere Pro – here is the link to a pretty good one http://tv.adobe.com/watch/switching-to-adobe-premiere-pro-cs5/switching-overview/
July 27, 2011 at 3:18 PM #201286rotimiorimsParticipant
But sorry for my confusing title.
I actually meant to learn the Craft of Editing with Final Cut , yet end up working with Adobe.
July 27, 2011 at 3:58 PM #201287
July 28, 2011 at 12:12 AM #201288pseudosafariMember
i suspect what you learn in final cut pro will translate to premiere pro
i started with pinnacle studio and made the transition to premiere pro quite easily, i foundit pretty easy to use
i think you’ll have a harder time figuring out the differences between the mac operating system and the PC operating systems, but if you’re familiar with PC’s that should be no problem in the end. that’s just my two cents.
July 28, 2011 at 3:24 AM #201289fadlywychowvskiParticipant
You could try this software called: “Automatic Duck”. It allows your edl to be read across platforms.
July 29, 2011 at 1:11 PM #201290Grinner HesterParticipant
Because apple discontinued FCP, I see no reason to learn it now. It’d not hurt you any… I just don’t see it helping you either. Bottom line, if it’s free, go at least learn some mac tricks. If it’s not, save your money and do some online tutorials for the tools you’ll be using.
July 29, 2011 at 7:47 PM #201291
July 30, 2011 at 5:38 PM #201292shastabroadcasterParticipant
Just thought I would chime in here. Depending on the job, I switch between FCP on my MacBookPro, Premiere Pro on either the MacBook or my PC and on simple projects, Sony Vegas Pro on my old PC desktop, which gives faster access to a lot of features and a very good integrated audio toolset without having to use an external audio editor.
I just finished a project where I captured live video into FCP through a Matrox MX02 Mini, did my rough cuts on FCP, exported the .mov files and continued the edits in Premiere CS5.5 (Which I am transitioning over to) The Matrox box doesn’t (yet) import directly into Premiere. There are a lot of fanboys who will extol the virtues of one NLE over another. To me they are tools in the box. My Craftsman roll-around has a LOT of screwdrivers… You use what will give you the best results for the job at hand.
September 26, 2020 at 10:01 AM #firstname.lastname@example.orgParticipant
Hey, In my opinion you could try this software called: “Automatic Duck”.
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