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  • Shannon Brame

    May 26, 2005 at 2:01 pm

    [MPE] “FAST and FCP are in 2 different planets. Heck the trim tool is laggy as hell.

    I have to say we have a different experience. I am fast on both machines. All I can say is that you either did not set your FCP up with enough power. Low price tag on the software does not mean you can give it a sub standard machine and expect it to work as well as your High powered, we shot the wad on this breakout box AVID.

    You have to learn how to use it just like you did in AVID. FCP is great if it has unlimited drive and storeage space like an AVID. I know this from experience.

    But its all in good fun and happy working. Avid/FCP people are worse than MAC/pc people.

  • Shannon Brame

    May 25, 2005 at 3:12 pm

    You don’t need options/bang for your buck, you need to get the work done FAST. Are you working in DV, HD, film? FCP can handle all of it and its stable as can be. I use both but prefer FCP for just about everything.

    For its price FCP is the best option I have used. With a good card and decent computer you won’t have to upgrade very often. Which is the actual bang for your buck!!!

  • Shannon Brame

    May 20, 2005 at 2:16 pm

    rasberries are so undignified. I was able to export a short piece today, but it seems to crash on anything larger than a couple of gig. Maybe I can seduce it with a bottle of wine and a cigarette…(the avid at my college needed an unlit cig on the desk or it would not work)

  • Shannon Brame

    May 19, 2005 at 4:56 pm

    I haven’t updated anything on the avid….for that exact reason. Hence my confusion. I hate that the avid is beating me…Its making me look bad bad bad…stupid avid

  • Shannon Brame

    May 19, 2005 at 4:31 pm

    As someone who has both in their edit suite, I have a love hate relationship with the Avid. I took a long break and used nothing but FCP for 2 years thus my avid skills are super rusty. They both have their place but in my humble opinion my avid is clunky and not very friendly. Its too rigid and the flow is based on how it wants to do things rather than how I want to do things.

    I really like being able to pick up a piece of video and move it around without having to hit a special key, the same goes for extending a piece of video. I like that my FCP interfaces with AE seamlessly no conversions of any kind. That said for long form I wouln’t trade my avid for its great organization this is a place where FCP could really take a lesson. I could go on all day but my avid is almost finished creating its alpha data from QT

    cheers,

    and if anyone can help me figure out why the damn avid thinks crashing is a fun hobby I’d really be grateful

  • Shannon Brame

    May 19, 2005 at 2:44 pm

    Magically clear as mud. So basically when creating items in photoshop or illustrator make them 720X540 that makes sense, but what about after effects which doesn’t use square pixles unless you tell it to? When working in something that is going to D1 do I have to create everything in 540? And why in all the reading, reasearch, and work that I have done have I never had this pop up before?

    Thanks for your post it really did bring me one step closer to understanding this. I think I am just over thinking it and eventually I will figure it out.

    shan

  • Shannon Brame

    May 17, 2005 at 5:33 pm

    its only got the one

    but thanks for the clairification

  • Shannon Brame

    May 16, 2005 at 2:59 pm

    I bought the book, thats sadly out of print…but I am a resourseful monkey and found it. (ok so it was easy to find)

    I am going to try the test when I have some down time. I generally work in 720X486 for broadcast and rarely do I take elements from photoshop to air. It just goes against everything I learned…which is why I am so confused.

    I am going to figure this shit out damnit. If it kills all those around me.

    Cheers and thanks for you astute help!!! I owe ya a virtual beer or beverage of choice.

  • Shannon Brame

    May 13, 2005 at 7:45 pm

    I think my avid is clunky. I work in both FCP and Avid….and these issues are not a problem in FCP.

  • Shannon Brame

    May 13, 2005 at 3:02 pm

    But what I don’t understand is if you can create something in photoshop at 720X486 why would you need the 540? A program like after effects is a great buffer, and I have never actually used the 540…have I been doing it wrong all these years?

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