Media a hundred Vs Closing Cut Pro

I have utilized Media a hundred because model one particular (early 1990s) and although it was quite shaky in people groundbreaking days I have constantly loved its clear and simple function movement – and its photograph high quality. Even though it was less expensive than Avid in these early times its image top quality was accurate “on line’ good quality. Because then I have upgraded every single handful of years and seen the balance boost and added attributes added.

However most video editors look to use Final Cut Pro and I have occur underneath escalating pressure from colleagues to move across to it. As it took place I already experienced it on the shelf as a handful of years back Apple stopped selling DVD Studio Professional as a stand by itself system. I necessary DVD Studio Pro so I experienced to get the bundle which took place to contain FCP.

Well, managed to resist creating the leap till recently, when I began making use of the new breed of tape-much less cameras. My first encounter was the a lot acclaimed Sony EX3, which was used for a video for the charity ARCOS. The only way I could get its files into M100 was by upgrading to the latest variation of FCP and then employing Sony’s Clip Browser and Clip Transfer application. That worked fantastic but then, for a new documentary manufacturing, I experienced footage from the Canon XF103, an additional really well-known digicam. This time the only way I could get the materials into M100 was to import it all into FCP first and then export it out yet again – a complete waste of time. I contacted M100 assistance and they suggested some 3rd party computer software which was not only very high-priced but also essential some tortuous navigation to track down every single shot inside of a multitude of folders. By this time I was entirely cheesed off with Media a hundred and made a decision to give FCP a attempt.

It was obviously a steep finding out curve but with the assist information I was in a position to get the hang of it quite swiftly. Some of the functions of FCP are much better than M100, its colour grading for case in point, but I shortly located I experienced shuddered to a halt and the aid files had been no support. Importing information from the Flash card is fast and easy – all your shots are there ready to edit. But they all have 2 seem tracks, even the mute photographs. Ok, no problem, in M100 you just choose the clip and flip off the tracks you don’t require before dragging it to the timeline. Basic! But in FCP (I uncovered by Googling the difficulty) you have to make a duplicate of a clip prior to you can remove its audio tracks and then only by putting it in a “sequence” or timeline initial and then dragging it back to the bin. It performs but it truly is fiddly.

Sound mixing is a bit fussy also. Accurate, FCP offers you finer manage but you have to click on on the clip first then adjust the levels in the editor. Media 100 discounts with it all in the timeline and is entirely intuitive – and rapidly! With Media 100 I normally edit in the timeline and I discover it really surefooted and quick. You have a very clear photo of what you have performing with all the tracks at a glance – not so with FCP.

But the most annoying factor of utilizing FCP for me came when I set all my sequences collectively in one master program. Clips that experienced performed flawlessly in the quick sequence now declared that they “Need to have RENDERING”. Fair ample I click Render All. Practically nothing. So I lastly get them to render by trial and error. But why? Just as effectively the client wasn’t sitting, tapping his fingers waiting around to see the first minimize. I am positive a lot of of the difficulties I experienced have been since I am a novice with FCP but returning to Media 100 afterwards was pure joy!


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