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  • comparison of Premiere Pro and Final Cut

  • Jayse

    April 24, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    Hey guys! Did a search but didn’t find this mentioned.

    has anyone created a list of comparisons between these two excellent editors?

    I’m going to recommend a direction for our company to take – and would like some side by side looks.

    If not – do you have specific likes and dislikes of each?

    Thanks!

    // jayse

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  • Todd Gillespie

    April 25, 2007 at 4:54 pm

    Hi Jayse,

    You mean you didn’t spend all your time at NAB answering this question?

    I don’t think you’d be unhappy with either. Although watching both Apple’s and Adobe’s press parties, Apple is becoming a stronger editor, while Adobe focused a lot on AE.
    The only thing I can think of that would be a strong influence as to which software to get would be the integration of AE with Premier. You can drop AE Comps straight on the timeline, go back to AE, make changes, then back to Premier and it will automatically update. Apple works the same way, but it’s with Motion.

    If you’re production house is going to be doing any field production (SD or HD), then Apple has a lot of 3rd party hardware that makes it much smoother on an Apple.

    They each have their strength and weakness

  • Jayse

    April 26, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    Thanks for the reply Todd!

    “You mean you didn’t spend all your time at NAB answering this question?”

    Heheh – of course i did – but you see i have very skewed vision with these things. I need more objective feedback.

    i love the new features of both – but I want a good longterm solution and you are correct: the users of this will NOT be big ae users – so that opens it up a bit.

    I think this may actually come down to the fact that our IT isn’t as familiar with Apple as with Windows boxes – as simple as that sounds, it may be the deciding factor more than anything else.

    Thanks so much for the feedback! Appreciated!

    // jayse

    and PS – Motion/Color/Soundtrack/FCP – has my hand on the 8-core-BUY-IT-NOW-trigger!

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  • Todd Gillespie

    April 28, 2007 at 3:15 am

    Hey Jayse,

    Sorry, I was down and out with a cold yesterday.

    It would be ashame that your IT guy would be the deciding factor. Plus it’s pretty easy to setup ANY Apple network.
    While I still edit/mfx/work on both Apple and Windows, I do believe that Apple’s OS is far superior and faster than Windows, even Vista.
    Plus, as the commercials say, ‘you don’t get viruses on a Mac.’ Period. So when you’re talking about running a handful of PC, it’s a lot more of a headache on a PC. 🙂
    Not to sound too much like an Apple guy, it’s hard to beat Adobe’s integration with Photoshop to Encore.

    Maybe you could start off with Apple’s FCS 2, then if it doesn’t workout, buy Adobe’s CS 3 for the Mac. 🙂 Best of both worlds.

    It’s hard to make an argument on how an 8 Core won’t improve your workflow.

    Cheers,

    BTW, if you start using Motion, you’ll have to post some new tutorials about it. 😛

    Todd at UCSB
    Television Production

  • Jayse

    May 1, 2007 at 12:11 am

    >>It would be ashame that your IT guy would be the deciding factor.

    Wouldn’t it!

    >>So when you’re talking about running a handful of PC, it’s a lot more of a headache on a PC. 🙂

    I think that’s the fear right – the need of job security. 😉

    >>It’s hard to make an argument on how an 8 Core won’t improve your workflow.

    I will be putting the 8 core to work in my personal workflow – even if my company doesn’t. I’ve been waiting a long time for a machine that had a little speed.

    >>BTW, if you start using Motion, you’ll have to post some new tutorials about it. 😛

    heheh – you got it!

    // jayse

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