i'm intending to work on a movie for TV, Pal 25 FPS, shot on a P2, synchronised in the editing machine with Cantar sounds. And i'm wondering which one between Avid or Final Cut pro is the best system for my case. The Editor prefers Avid, in fact... the production prefers Final Cut. big dilema. have you experienced troubles with one system or the other ? What the rumor says ? Thanks for your advices...
FCP has more mature support for the HVX200 than Avid- though it depends which flavor of Avid and which version. If it's an older Avid- that's going to be hard. If it's an up to date version with HVX200 native support that's all good.
I will disagree with Noah here...Avid has far more mature support with P2...surpassing FCP quite handily. As long as you are running the latest Avid 3.0 software. 2.8 might offer this too, but I am sure that 3.0 does.
Native support for P2...direct import, no copying and wrapping into Quicktime. And full support for all of the metadata encoded into the clip. FCP sees it in the L&T window, but then tosses it all away when you import. Unless you get third party applications like MXF4Qt or Raylight or Calibrated.
Avid support involves "no shinanigans" as someone once said.
But know that no matter what system you import the footage on, it will be full quality. If you want offline resolution, you'll have to transcode.