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Cal Thorley
FCP to Media Composer switch? Downsides?
on Sep 13, 2011 at 12:40:34 am

Hi there.
Also along the lines of my post in the Premiere Pro forum...
I currently use FCS3 to edit shows for broadcast. I usually do basic grading in FCP itself and export OMFs for my sound guy. Obviously incorporate graphics as well. I also use XML occasionally as well as a few other key features left out of FCPX.
So here I am!
Both Adobe and Avid have good deals on switching over and I'm inclined to jump at one of them while they're available. I'll continue to use FCS3 for the remainder of the year and the 2 series I'm working on but seems a good idea to grab the software and make the switch a gradual one so as not to give myself a heart attack on deadline!
There's a lot of advice out there for switching but much is attached to Avid so naturally is very positive!
What I'm wondering is - what are the downsides to a switch to MC? Are there any areas that it possibly falls behind FCP in? I know Avid users will automatically say 'no' but there must be a reason FCP built up a following!!
Unfortunately the big X next to Avid to start with is that it won't run with my newish I/O card. Damn...
Any advice greatly appreciated.

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