After being patient and waiting to acquire an RTX 3080 for a new PC built, I gave up and went with a new Mac. Specifically the new Mac Studio.
My intent with this post is to give you my thoughts as to how easy Vegas Pro is compared to Final Cut Pro. For instance, just to add a fade, in Vegas Pro, it’s a matter of just sliding a clip over the one clip in front or to the clip behind. There is so much control in fades that Final Cut Pro X does NOT have. Overall, Vegas Pro makes more sense, logically, in many ways to edit in Vegas Pro.
Must say I agree, I also help a friend you have a studio and uses FCP . He always has difficulties to do what is quite simple with Vegas and in some instances I have to do various bits in Vegas and add it to his FCP Timeline to make things progress faster. Whilst I know that if you use a piece of software for a long time you get use to it but there are some various FX and features quite difficult in FCP compared to Vegas which is so intuitive.
Jeff, it’s not all bad. I still have my old PC beast which puts out a decent render. But, being I couldn’t get a new GPU as a reasonable cost, I decided to go with a new Mac. I went with a Mac Studio with the M1 Max, 32 core GPU and 64GB RAM. It’s a screamer. I did download Final Cut Pro X. It’s in “trial mode.” I’m not to worried as I have a one-line reset so I have unlimited trial time.
In the mean time, I upgraded my PC with fast ssd to my system drive. Anytime I find a deal on a RTX 3080, then I’ll jump on it and then have two scream’n machines!
One other thing we found was that in his set-up he has 2 monitors and a 60″ TV to look at the output. He has two graphics cards, and one for the TV monitor connected at HDMI. He uses at the moment FCP7. We did download the FCPX but then found out there is not an Option to output to HDMI and use 2 two monitor screens, It seems FCPX is mainly designed for laptops,
If anyone know a way to configure in the same was as FCP7 then that would be a plus