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  • GarageBand 09
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    Joined: Oct 31st, 2010, 03:53
    Final Cut Express 4 thoughts
    hi guys I am looking for a step up from iMovie video editing tool. I have been using Premiere Pro since the late 90's but I am not sure I want to pay $500 for an upgrade or just use FCE 4 instead. I mostly edit personal clips so Premiere seems to be way to heavy for my needs. From some users feedback I get the impression the FCE is not that good. I wish I could pickup a trial version but not from Apple I guess. Any thoughts, opinion will be helpful. Cheers Micha
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Final Cut Express 4 thoughts
    Hi Micha, Final Cut Express 4 is great IMHO... not sure what the reasons are you heard it isn't good? But my first question would be what do you find limiting in iMovie? Second... What editing features / end result do you wish to have access to? Thanks R
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  • GarageBand 09
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    Joined: Oct 31st, 2010, 03:53
    Re: Final Cut Express 4 thoughts
    Thank Rounik I don't like iMovie's interface. it's annoying and confusing. I never know what's a project and what's an event. I hate the fact the all my movies are either copied or moved to a new location. I do mostly family movies and vacations. I used to do some professional work and used Premiere for that, but that was 8 years ago and the industry and I changed quite a lot...-) Thanks, I will give it a thought and maybe just get the Premiere Pro upgrade instead of FCE. Micha
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Final Cut Express 4 thoughts
    Hey Micha, I haven't used Premiere Pro much, but have used Final Cut Pro lots. FCE is pretty similar minus a few features - but all in all, it's a very nice upgrade form iMovie! Though you'll probably find iMovie is quicker at applying/rendering effects... (mostly all in real-time!) If you have a subscription you might like to check out the FCP 7 101 tutorial: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/finalcut7101[/url] The interface and every video, except the speed control ones, are applicable to FCE 4. This might be helpful for you to make a decision. Cheers Rounik
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