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Opinions and Facts about Adobe Premier Pro and Final Cut Pro
Im pretty new to video/ film and content production. I have over 2 years of experience with photography and Adobe's photo editing programs like lightroom and PS.
However when it comes to video and film I am more familiar with using video editing software designed by Apple such as Final Cut Pro x and IMovie. I find the simplicity of Final Cut Pro to be my favorite aspect of it. The way you can organize your projects and the overall layout of Final Cut Pro seems more familiar to me and easy for me as a begineer to understand. Ive also hear that when you purchase final cut pro once you dont have to worry about paying again when an update comes unlike premier pro is this true?
Im scared away from Premier Pro because not only does it look complex but it also is something I have literally Zero experience and Education on. Ive used Final Cut Pro in a few classes before and have taken editing classes where final cut pro was our program. Im looking to actually make some investments soon (because i plan to do more video and film for business purpouses) and I want to know what the NS media and content creators prefer.
Are you and Adobe person or a Final Cut Person and Why? What are some ups and downs you have experienced?
FCPX is for people stuck in the apple ecosystem. PP is literally "pro". I feel like everyone uses in the media/production industry. You never see job descriptions advertising proficiency in FCPX it's always Adobe
Check out Lynda.com. get the free trial and start teaching yourself premiere. Once you learn the basics it's much less intimidating
I used final cut for years because I had an apple and my school had apple computers for media. FC served me well and I didn't have any major problems with it.
I like Premiere a little better because the interface feels a little more intuitive. I found it actually pretty easy to transition to premiere. All the same tools are there, just takes a little time to get used to. You can do a free trial with premiere and see how it feels, then go back to FC if you like that better.
I have never done anything too complicate with either, but from what I can see, you can get a similar product from both, I don't think either would limit you.
Adobe! I cant bring myself to RELEARN an editing program right now for not much good reason since FCPX is so different. It does seem FCPX absolutley rips on playback and scrubbing on a well kitted Mac Machine but get yourself a nice RAID drive and shouldn't be too different in Adobe on Apple.
**This post was edited on Sep 12th 2019 at 7:41:51pm
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