- May 11, 2007 at 1:43 pm
I’m curious… Do most of you just use AE for your basic editing or do you also use premiere? I’m trying to decide if it’s worth getting Premiere or not. At the moment I can’t find anything I want to do that I can’t do in AE. I’m thinking about just getting AP Elements instead.
- May 11, 2007 at 2:11 pm
AE is a lousy editor, since it has to render everything. It’s very slow for that sort of thing, but it wasn’t designed for that, of course.
Don’t look at it feature-by-feature – just try editing something by going cut, move, test, cut, move, test, cut, move, test … and you’ll see that editing in AE is like running a race in cement overshoes. Or concrete galoshes. 🙂
Personally, I use FCP and haven’t used Premiere since 4.1, so I can’t speak to the differences between NLEs (“non-linear editors”, such as Premiere).
But once you compare editing with no effects between an NLE and AE, you’ll realize you need an NLE.
- May 11, 2007 at 2:49 pm
If you have the option. Get Premier ove FCP, particularly if you use AE a lot. you can edit your shots in PP and copy and paste the (yes it’s that simple) to AE for onlining.
FCP uses special (more money no longer in your pocket) importer software for this same operation.
- May 11, 2007 at 6:36 pm
Steve was right on with his comment on AE is like running a race in cement shoes. You really need an NLE to go with AE. I hate having to go back and forth, but it seems to be the only way that works for me.
- May 11, 2007 at 10:20 pm
I only use AE (in combination with PS or AI) to create special effects…when it comes to rendering… AE is waay slower and less easier to use than editing software.
For editing I use Avid Liquid… not because other editing software may be better or worse… but, rather…I am use to Avid Liquid… plus, it imports video files very easily and consistantly… doesn’t seem to have as many issues when it comes to the various codec that can make importing video files into an editing software a problem.
- May 12, 2007 at 7:20 am
Premiere is a good and easy to use NLE tool for beginners and ever for professionals. Its flexible and its interface is similar to FCP.
You can use Premiere for basic editing and AE for effects & Titling.
- May 12, 2007 at 9:46 am
For basic editing I’ve been using Ulead Video Studio, however it lacks just a couple of features I want (like exporting the alpha channel to a seperate file).
I really couldn’t seen any major significant differences that mattered to me between Premiere and Premiere Elements, so I bought PE.
So far it’s doing everything I need it to do.
Thanks for the comments, I deeply appreciate it.
- May 12, 2007 at 1:15 pm
If you’re editing for the sake of use with After Effects, you’re going to be blown away by the integration between the two in CS3. You’ve heard the basics (opening sequences from one in the other, pasting keyframes, etc.), but it’s at a whole different level now.
One of my favorites is that you can now capture video directly from inside AE, using PPro’s capture module — absolutely seamless. It’s one of the many, many reasons why the hardest-core users of other NLEs on both platforms are going to be using PPro a whole lot more than they planned. Ditto the integrations with Photoshop and Flash.
I think there are other reasons that folks will find to use PPro, especially if they haven’t taken a look at it in a while (especially Mac users for example, and for obvious reasons). It’s a truly stunning revision that you’re going to be hearing a lot about.
And for heavy AE users? A no-brainer.
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