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Dennis Radeke
Re: FCPX or Premiere for GH4 4K
on Aug 24, 2014 at 10:09:16 am

[Nayeli Garci-Crespo] "I guess I'll have to do some tests to see what kinds of issues crop up from using those settings instead of all-intra."

I think that's the best course of action both in terms of what type of editing you do (native or transcoding) and edit platform (Premiere Pro, FCP X or other).

Generally speaking (at least for Premiere Pro), editing natively is a question of scrubbing vs the system you're putting it on and what kind of performance expectations you want to see. If you want blazingly fast timeline scrubbing of longGOP material on an old MBP with 8GB of RAM and a non-SSD drive, well then you might want to rethink that. If however, you have a reasonably current system, adequate RAM, GPU, drives, etc. then the experience is for many editors terrific - again depending on what success looks like to you.

So, I'd give both NLE platforms a try and see how they work for you in this situation and make a decision based on that. Creative Cloud is free for 30 days which should give you time enough to form an opinion.

One last thing - if you're looking at a transcoded workflow, then remember that Adobe Media Encoder has a watch folder capability which would allow you to transcode your material in the background.

Good luck!
Dennis - Adobe guy

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