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Tapio Haaja
Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:10:43 pm

Hi,

I edit with both Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro CC and think that both programs have some really great strength points. Anyway I've noticed that Final Cut Pro X community seems to be much more active compared to Premiere Pro community. For example for Final Cut Pro X there's FCP.CO website, FCPX grill podcast, very active Final Cut Pro X editors facebook group, Alex 4D's website etc.

For Premiere Pro there doesn't seem to be such lively sites or communities. Of course I can find lot of technical discussions from here on CreativeCow or Adobe's forums but where are the passionate people creating blogs or podcasts which focus only Premiere Pro news, speculation, tips etc.

Anyway this thing just came to my mind today. Maybe for some reason I just have missed all great Premiere Pro resources.

Best
Tapio Haaja

Development & Production Manager / Promotions / MTV MEDIA (Finland)


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David Mathis
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:56:45 pm

This forum seems to have high traffic and been wondering the same thing.

When our friend "X" came out initially there was confusion, chaos and some anger. Apple took a fork in the road but not one that we expected. Then we have Adobe that decided to go subscription only. That started another forum which seems to have become less active. I think a series of events and the timing of those events are just one aspect of why this forum has such a high volume of traffic.

Perhaps we have an informative yet entertaining (at times) discussion on a variety of topics as it relates (mainly) to the post-production world. At least that has been my observation.


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Craig Seeman
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 6:33:07 pm

My SPECULATION…

Generally I think the "controversy" of "innovation" inspires more participation.
Innovation involves trying to grasp new concepts and how to best utilize them.

While one might argue about the "pro" user base of FCPX (and itself gets attention as facilities need to make these decisions) the apparently large FCPX user base supports a large training and plugin community. That means there's ad revenue to support FCPX specific sites.



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Andre van Berlo
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 6:34:33 pm

Perhaps because FCPX is different from other NLE's and it is only just here so there's a lot more to talk about? More new things to figure out.. Another thing could be the love-hate thing. People seem to love it or hate it. Perhaps because the software gets bashed so many times other people who love it and use it feel the need to express that to balance things... Just a few thoughts... :-)


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Shane Ross
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 6:59:09 pm

I can answer for myself. I created LFHD.net when I moved from Avid to FCP. It was my way of sharing my trials and tribulations with the software, the issues I faced and the solutions I came up with. I kept up with it for a long time, and got pretty popular.

But now I'm back to cutting on Avid Media Composer. And on shows that have me sign NDA's so I can't blog ANYTHING about process...only mention what I am working on. And while I'd LOVE to move to Premiere Pro and take the blog along those lines, I really despise the subscription model, so I haven't upgraded to the current CC version. And really have no plans to.

Now, there is one person who is blogging about it heavily, and that is Walter Biscardi.

http://walterbiscardi.com/blog/

He might not go into as much tech detail and workflow as others, like FCP.co. But that might be due to the fact that he works all the time Busy man. Not only editing, but shooting, pitching shows and producing shows. FCP.co is a collaborative site with many authors. And others like Larry Jordan and Steve Martin...they are trainers. All they do is play around with the apps...that IS their job. But I like real world users like Walter to explain real issues.

Back to why not more in the PPro world. Not as wide of a user base as FCX...and many companies that used FCP 7 are STILL using FCP 7. Avid has a few bloggers that do great things with tech, like 24p.com. But I'll chalk it up to user base. More profitable to focus on FCX because there are more users.

Again, personally, I would be doing a lot more, but NDA has me tied.

Shane
Little Frog Post
Read my blog, Little Frog in High Def


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Andy Field
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:56:28 pm

I agree with Shane - we now use Premiere Pro CC almost exclusively (the occasional FCP 7 recut...some AVID - FCPX for multicam..although Premiere Pro's gotten much better)

....and we're so busy shooting, writing and editing that don't have a lot of time to blog about it

.....but in fact, Premiere Pro CC is now so much like FCP 7, without the transcoding and rendering headaches...that there's not much else to say other than it's a seamless painless transition if you preferred FCP 7

with their built in FCP 7 (and AVID) keyboard shutcuts, you sometimes forget you're editing in a new, speedier app.

Andy Field
FieldVision Productions
N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852


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David Mathis
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 10, 2014 at 8:57:24 pm

[Andre van Berlo] "Another thing could be the love-hate thing. People seem to love it or hate it. Perhaps because the software gets bashed so many times other people who love it and use it feel the need to express that to balance things... Just a few thoughts... :-)"

You might be on to something here.

You have entered The X Zone!


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Tapio Haaja
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 14, 2014 at 6:42:44 pm

Thanks Kevin for this great list of resources!

Best
Tapio Haaja

Development & Production Manager / Promotions / MTV MEDIA (Finland)


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Kevin Monahan
Re: Why FCPX community seems to be much more active compared to PPRO community?
on Jan 14, 2014 at 7:28:48 pm

You're welcome!

Premiere Pro guru Tim Kolb has a new website too. He is selling these cool typestyles along with helpful technical advice for Premiere Pro users: http://style4type.blogspot.com

Kevin Monahan
Social Support Lead
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe Systems, Inc.
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