So I did a little research on FCP VS FCE and though there are some major differences between them in terms of content, I was wondering if anyone knew whether the actual quality of the video's exported we different from its $999.99 older brother?
I just recently got express and I was using iMovie for all other projects (dont shun me). In any case, I made 2 movies both over an hour and a half long and after 8 months total editing (for a school project) it would not work after I exported it. What I mean is that the audio bled and was not where it was supposed to be at some parts.
Did anyone else have this problem? It seems that it only happens when you put a lot of edits in iMovie as I exported a 2 hour show w/o any edits and it works flawlessly.
I was just worried that it was my camera for a while (Canon HV20)
A little background before you rip me apart: I am just starting in film so I dont have *thousands* of dollars to spend. Yet...
[Kevin Monahan]"Quality is the same if you use HDV or DV as those are the main formats of FCE"
Those are actually the ONLY types of video that FCE will edit. And a little more specific about HDV FCE ONLY can use it when it is captured in the Apple Intermediate Codec.
As for quality. The formats that FCE can edit are definitely not he best formats if you are adding graphics to your video. FCP can use much better formats such as ProRes that preserve quality much better.
There are no "technical solutions" to your "artistic problems".
Don't let technology get in the way of your creativity!