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Kira Light
fcp 6 hd
on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:16:35 pm

Hi,
Bit of a random question but my mate is setting up a studio for corporate work, so not looking to spend loads.

He said he's going to get FCP 6 HD and asked what my thoughts are.

Its been years since I used 6 and I cant think off the top of my head about any issues I had with it.

I would love to have any feedback either good or bad on this.

I've already told him to go down the Avid route but it's too pricey.

Thanks


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Shane Ross
Re: fcp 6 hd
on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:26:17 pm

FCP 6 is over 6 years old. It won't work with many of the current cameras made today. It won't install on the current OS at all, and it takes a hack to get it to install on Mountain Lion (10.8). It is a bad choice, IMHO. Never invest in software that old.

I'd recommend they look at FCX...it's $300. Free demo is available...30 day trial. Also should look at Premiere Pro CC. It's a monthly subscription so it won't break the bank. 30-day trial also available.

Shane
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Kira Light
Re: fcp 6 hd
on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:19:27 am

Thanks for that... I mentioned FCPX, but he then told me he's just bought a mac G5 to run editing software on, so I don't think he'll be able to get anything newer than FCP 6 on it now anyway... :/

Sarah


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Shane Ross
Re: fcp 6 hd
on Jan 8, 2014 at 4:07:26 pm

G5? Wow. Really getting old old equipment. He won't be able to deal with a lot of the camera formats with that rig. Cannot import footage from an AVCHD camera, for example. The machine lacks the power to convert the footage to ProRes.

Very limiting.

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Bret Williams
Re: fcp 6 hd
on Jan 8, 2014 at 6:05:50 pm

Get a Mac mini and X before getting a G5 and FCP 6. I wouldn't even have an expectation of a G5 operating on a daily basis. Things just go bad with computers pushing a decade old. Capacitors go bad, power supplies die etc. Sure he didn't just use G5 as a generic term for the big desktop made by Apple? I've heard and seen many people point to their big Mac Pro and call it a G5.


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Shane Ross
Re: fcp 6 hd
on Jan 8, 2014 at 7:15:58 pm

What he said. MacMini with FCX will be more than enough...and is under $1000.

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