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Have you made the switch from Final Cut Pro 7 yet?

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Colin Mulvany Aug. 11, 2011, 10:32 p.m. permalink

I just purchased Adobe Production Suite  CS5.5 which includes Premiere CS5.5. I have been learning the interface and watching hours of Lynda.com tutorials. I am pleasantly surprised. It, in a lot of ways, is what Final Cut ProX should have been. The bonus is all the other included Adobe programs like Photoshop extended, After Effects and Audition, which all work seamlessly with Premiere.  

Learning a new NLE is not without frustration though. Little things that were easy in FCP take a few more steps in Premiere. I just have to suck it up and learn the new workflow. I never in a million years thought I have to leave FCP ecosystem. The challenge for me now will be to dive into After Effects and learn me some motion graphics.  What about you? Do you plan to switch? Are you a Premiere editor already? Please share your switching experiences

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Peter Huoppi Aug. 22, 2011, 12:52 p.m. permalink

We don't have immediate plans to expand beyond our two shared workstations with FCP6, but we have discussed the possibility putting an NLE on all of the photographers' laptops. Until recently, that would have been Final Cut, but since we already get licenses for many other Adobe products (PhotoShop, Flash, InDesign...) we will probably be going with Premiere. I got started on Avid, and if we have to learn a new program, I figure it makes more sense to switch to something where the principles of editing remain the same rather than the complete re-invention of FCPX.
I've also been considering getting Premiere at home for my personal work. I'll be interested to hear how your learning process goes.

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James Cuff Sept. 8, 2011, 8:26 a.m. permalink

I did look into Avid Media Composer but have decided to stick with FCP7.

Interesting that Apple have now put a legacy edition of Final Cut Studio on the market.

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Michael Fagans Sept. 20, 2011, 5:31 p.m. permalink

http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/09/20/apple-releases-major-update-to-final-cut-pro-x-release-demo-version/

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