Ethics statement: I have no financial arrangement with Apple or Adobe. I have been given a one year license to try out Premiere by Adobe but that is all. I am just a user, albeit bi-curious! Never listen to just my opinion, I am one person, I am often wrong, and much comes down to personal preference. This blog has always been about sharing my experiences since day one back in November 2007. This is what I am doing with this editing crossroads we are at.
Just a quick note here as I just came across this. What with all the kerfuffle of FCPX and Apple’s discontinuation of my beloved FCP 7, many people including myself are looking at potential other options, especially until FCP X hopefully gets into a higher gear. Adobe are offering 50% the Production Premium suite or just Premiere. Smart money is Production Premium, as you get all the below stuff…you MUST get After Effects, it’s that that tips the scale currently.
I am still getting my head around Premiere. Yes it is faster but I am an old bastard and so used to Final Cut, it’s just taking a few minor adjustments in my head. The integration with After Effects 5.5 is really smashing.
Am I going to run with Premiere or still work with FCP? To be honest, currently I am doing both. For fast edits I am using FCP as I know it. I am still waiting and hoping FCP X gets a lot better, but in the meantime I am using Premiere as I have it and am getting used to it. Despite my previous joke I am actually a very fast learner. I learnt to edit tape to tape in one day at Sky News before doing the lead story with 10 minutes before air. Picked up Avid in about a day, so once your head adjusts to which software you use it’s fine. Like driving in Europe when I normally drive in England. Just remember not to drive on the left!
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