I have an iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2020), 3.8 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i7, with 64 GB 2667 MHz DDR4 RAM, and a AMD Radeon Pro 5500 XT 8 GB graphics card. I currently edit in FCPX 10.5.3. I’ve been a editor for 19 years.
I’m thinking that I should learn Premiere to make my skill set more sought after. Can PP run well on my iMac? Currently FCPX runs fantastic. It’s fast, never crashes, and has smooth playback.
What are your thoughts? As much as I hate the thought of subscription to Adobe, I’m thinking now is the time. I’d be grateful for your opinions.
Premiere Pro will work fine on that machine. Media performance will depend on the codecs you use and the speed of your media drives. FCP tends to be a bit more fluid with optimized media, but Premiere is fine, too, with most media formats. In fact, it will support quite a few formats not supported by FCP.