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  • Michael Gissing

    September 2, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Good comprehensive and fair review as always Oliver. In my world I’m seeing a stampede from Pr to Resolve and further movement away from FCPX. The reasons are clear for many editors and film makers. Resolve is far more stable and better featured than Pr. Editors are also finding that the shuffle from their NLE to Resolve happens anyway for finishing work. I have retired my standalone Fairlight and now use the version built into Resolve. This has been enormously helpful in reducing both computers and program switching.

    FCPX was never much of a player in my circle of clients but with many film maker friends jumping into BRAW with BM cameras FCPX is a no go zone. I’m still to see ProRes RAW on any jobs. With BRAW I’m also seeing less and less ProRes camera files of any type. Those editors have also discovered that being able to layer audio clips on a track works better than magnetic timeline in avoiding overwriting audio and in fact that clip layering in Fairlight is a really powerful way to create cleaned up dialog tracks and vastly reduce track numbers. This then flows onto better use of track and bus based plugins.

    So lately I have been doing day courses to get editors familiar with Resolve and complete their migration. Once they see how jumping between pages for specific tasks and the power on the Color page they just wonder why they wasted a year of subscriptions to Adobe when they could have bought Resolve Studio for life

  • Oliver Peters

    September 2, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Thanks for your comments. Our market (cen Fla) is still largely Adobe and I don’t see that changing. There are a few folks dabbling with Resolve and also a few with FCP. Like you, I haven’t run across ProRes RAW yet, but I have gotten BRAW files. Purely from an editorial side I still give Premiere the edge for now, but of course, that gets down to preference. We usually outsource audio post when it’s more complex than what I can do in Premiere.

  • Michael Gissing

    September 2, 2022 at 1:29 am

    One thing that might make a difference to changing is to get people to use devices like Elgato Streamdeck. This makes the transition between editing software less of an issue as it maps keyboard shortcuts or macros. Once you get used to not having to know the shortcuts, then editing muscle memory based on knowing keyboard layouts is reduced. Apart from everything else, having icon based mapped edit functions makes all NLE software better

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