Final Cut is an excellent


Final Cut is an excellent program but unlike the other ‘majors’ only mac users ‘use’ it. Avid and Premiere being crossplatform have a much larger following among both industry pros, independent pros and amatuer users. Colleges, some government agencies and higher-end botiques are growing the numbers for FCP, but these posts seem to have far more of the ‘average joe-jane’ participating and most of them don’t have the cash to go full-bore with an all-mac setup with software and supporting gear. Vegas on the otherhand, can be put onto a reasonably adequate PC that many people already have. That’s a tough act to beat and Apple, Adobe and Avid better watch their backs. If Sony ever pulls their head out and make the Vegas Suite crossplatform, look out.

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