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Roli Rivelino
To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 11:05:11 am

Just wondering if a knowledgeable person could fill me in on the improvements of FCP 7 I'm still on 6.05 and being the old dinosaur I am, I hate change.

Obviously I don't expect a full run down as that would be too much for anyone to contribute, but could people give me what they think are the main improvements.

Many thanks.

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Tom Wolsky
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 11:20:39 am

http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/whats-new.html

All the best,

Tom

Class on Demand DVDs "Complete Training for FCP7," "Basic Training for FCS" and "Final Cut Express Made Easy"
Author: "Final Cut Pro 5 Editing Essentials" and "Final Cut Express 4 Editing Workshop"


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 12:09:00 pm

AH ya beat me by a minute. Great minds...

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

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Jerry Hofmann
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 12:10:39 pm

http://www.apple.com/finalcutstudio/whats-new.html

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


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Rafael Amador
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 12:18:23 pm

Hi Roli,
IMHO, with FCX around the corner, its doesn't makes much sense paying $300 for the Upgrade.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 1:15:52 pm

Maybe, but it's a whole new beast. Learning curve will be there for sure, and FCP X.0 may need some upgrades before it fills the need of every workflow. FCP 7 is better software than FCP 6 IMHO, and for 300 bucks, you get Motion, STP, and more, which all had new features added. FCP X is just FCP... all new of course.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


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Mark Suszko
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 4:18:52 pm

You have to decide if the computer is up to the demands of running X properly, so it may still be worth it to go up to 7 and get comfy before jumping to X.


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Roli Rivelino
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 6:08:12 pm

A lot of food for thought to chew over there, many thanks guys.

http://www.rolirivelino.com/

System
Mac Pro 2.8Gb quad core
8Gb RAM
1x 320Gb 7200 hardrive
1x 1Tb 7200 hardrive
Nvidia Geforce 8800 512mb Graphics card
1x 1Tb external WD 'My Book' eSata

Equipment
Panasonic AG-HVX 200
Firestore FS-100


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: To upgrade or not too upgrade? That is my question
on May 11, 2011 at 6:46:11 pm

I agree... best to not be the first on your block usually, and FCP 7 is rock solid on a clean install...

I just bought a 17" MBP loaded up. It compresses h.264 faster than my first gen 8 core 3 gig machine... I wonder how they'll compare running X.. I wouldn't be surprised if the Mac Pro isn't slower a bit, but putting in a beefier display card might help, dunno for sure. Yet.

New Mac Pros are coming and all signs are pointing at a big redesign.

Jerry

Apple Certified Trainer, Producer, Writer, Director Editor, Gun for Hire and other things. I ski. My Blog: http://blogs.creativecow.net/Jerry-Hofmann

Current DVD:
http://store.creativecow.net/p/81/jerry_hofmanns_final_cut_system_setup

8-Core 3.0 Intel Mac Pro, Dual 2 gig G5, AJA Kona SD, AJA Kona 2, Huge Systems Array UL3D, AJA Io HD, 17" MBP, Matrox MXO2 with MAX - Cinema Displays I have a 22" that I paid 4k for still working. G4 with Kona SD card, and SCSI card.


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