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  • Why one user Switched to FCPX

  • Steve Connor

    February 12, 2018 at 11:41 am

    Just saw this on FCP.co and thought I’d beat Bill and post it on here first ☺

    A genuine, agenda free, video about the benefits of FCPX

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=390&v=Yiik10ChG9Y

    \”Traditional NLEs have timelines. FCPX has storylines\” W.Soyka

  • Nick Toth

    February 12, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    Bah! FCPX is only for making YouTube videos….

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  • greg janza

    February 12, 2018 at 4:23 pm

    There appears to be trend of folks blaming Adobe for a litany of problems but when you examine these so called “bugs” in detail the culprit is almost always operator error.

    For the record, the publish to you tube function works just fine in Adobe Media Encoder. Also it was stated in the video that he’s spending hours rendering 4k videos and so it’s also fair to assume that he’s using an under powered system for his editing.

    I’m all for people using whatever software to improve their workflows but let’s not confuse operator error with bugs in particular programs.

    And why can’t these videos be more concise? There’s almost always a worthless preamble that delays the point of the video. This one doesn’t actually start until 1:06.

    I Hate Television. I Hate It As Much As Peanuts. But I Can’t Stop Eating Peanuts.
    – Orson Welles

  • Gregor Queck

    February 12, 2018 at 5:32 pm

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  • Neil Goodman

    February 12, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    No diss on youtubers but the #1 reason I choose an NLE has nothing to do with a Share button. That might be the 500 reason on my list.

  • Paul Golden

    February 12, 2018 at 7:10 pm

    [greg janza] “Also it was stated in the video that he’s spending hours rendering 4k videos and so it’s also fair to assume that he’s using an under powered system for his editing.”

    Here’s the issue with Adobe: they write (or don’t re-write) software that can work on reasonably modest machines. Much of Adobe software (AE, Premiere) are resource hogs that are often grossly inefficient. Real-time playback in After Effects on basic uncomped video clips? Good luck!

    FCPX can be blazingly fast when it comes to many tasks including output, filtering, real-time effects with even 5 year old hardware. I have a new iMac Pro and I’m still underwhelmed by AE or Premiere performance.

  • Shane Ross

    February 12, 2018 at 7:51 pm

    I concur. I thought the main reason for switching being the SHARE option was pretty silly. And sitting around for hours waiting for this? GO for a walk…work on something else. Something

    And I always, ALWAYS like to export masters in a high-end format, such as ProRes, for archiving. In case I need the master later for ANY reason (and typically I do…often). SO I always export a master, and then compress that, and then upload.

    But that’s me.

    Shane
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    Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def

  • Shawn Miller

    February 12, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    [Paul Golden] ” Real-time playback in After Effects on basic uncomped video clips? Good luck!”

    Well… to be fair. AE isn’t an NLE, and it was never designed for real time playback. It needs to cache frames like any other compositing application – maybe AE will cache frames on import like Nuke or Fusion one day… but I think it will be a while before you see a compositing application that runs on desktop hardware perform anything like an NLE.

    Shawn

  • Paul Golden

    February 12, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Nonsense. Have you looked at Motion? It can play back footage in real-time at speed without pre-caching. This is not inherent to NLE vs compositing software. Besides, what’s really the difference between a timeline based comp software and and a timeline based NLE? They just have different feature sets, but they’re all capable of compositing to a large extent. Yes, AE has a more robust tool set for comping, but the basic nature of playback should be similar for things that don’t have tons of layers.

  • Neil Goodman

    February 12, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    [Paul Golden] “Here’s the issue with Adobe: they write (or don’t re-write) software that can work on reasonably modest machines. Much of Adobe software (AE, Premiere) are resource hogs that are often grossly inefficient.”

    This is true but have you ever tried FCPX on a cheesegrater MacPro? or a pre 2013 macbook pro? Not fun IMO.

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