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Bob Matta
Migrate from FCP7?
on Oct 24, 2014 at 4:58:12 am


Shane.. again, thanks for your video a while back about AVCHD ingestion... its been a huge help!

Now then...
With Yosemite this week, I've lost the ability to work with Motion 4- Yosemite tells me its incompatible.

Took look trough: , and it seems FCP X might not be 'so bad', in light of the fact it seems FCP 7 compatibility is on its way out.

>>Does anyone have an opinion to offer about how long one should hold on to FCP7? Use is pre/post of AVCHD family vacations, ingested in PRORES 422, then finally output to 1920x1080 h264 QT for watching on a very large living room tele.

Thank you all in advance.
Honolulu/San Diego.


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Mark Suszko
Re: Migrate from FCP7?
on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09:25 pm
Last Edited By Mark Suszko on Oct 24, 2014 at 2:09:31 pm

Bob, for what you're doing, FCPX will probably prove superior/faster, actually. It handles the transcodins better and faster, can do audio level and color correction repairs automatically. Get Motion 5 to go with it and you'll have everything you need, pretty much.

Or... you can revert your system back to an earlier OS, re-load everything, and keep using 7 and the suite of tools it offers. You just won't be able to upgrade that machine.

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Trevor Asquerthian
Re: Migrate from FCP7?
on Oct 26, 2014 at 5:06:52 am

But, if migrating from FCP7, FCPx is so different with no guarantee that Apple won't pull the plug again, that you would be short sighted not to look at some of the alternatives:

Avid (long in tooth, poor effects but should be around for a long time as it is their core product)
PPro (hold back from latest version though as lots of issues reported)

are the top two in order of popularity. followed by..

FCPx (tied to osx and limited development - but cheap!)

Then, also worth a look:

Vegas (tied to windows, also very different from FCP7 but has its fans)
Lightworks (editing only)
Resolve (early days)

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