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Ned Miller
Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:41:11 pm

I just bought the new 27" iMac and tried the 30 day trial period of FCPX but in the last few days it's crashing. I researched the X crashing subject and it seems to be a real problem, complicated to run down the answer. So...I think I will get Premiere but need your advice.

I am a very basic editor, mainly a DP who lucks into small producing gigs and I nee to be able to do 80% of the post to save money. With FCP I would pass an external drive after I did the rough to someone good at graphics, text, audio sweetening, grading, etc. I do not want to buy and learn those programs.

In your learned opinion which Premiere package should I buy? Is it as simple as FCP7? Is there a lengthy learning curve for us pseudo editors? Do I get discs from Adobe or is it just a download? At their site below, do I want the $900 Pro package for what I described above?

http://www.adobe.com/products/premiere/buying-guide.html

Many thanks for your advice.

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer
http://www.nedmiller.com
www,bizvideo.com


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 9, 2013 at 9:13:45 pm

You need to get the Production collection that has Premiere in it.




Have you looked into Adobe Premiere Elements?
I don't know if it's compatible for the hand off for finishing or not but could save a ton of money for you.

When you hand-off for finishing, what are they using?

Chris


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Ned Miller
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 12, 2013 at 4:31:12 pm

Hi Chris,

I would be handing it off to editors who use Premiere, many were FCP7 owners who were not thrilled with X, didn't want to go back to Avid.

However, as a DP who will not use Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, etc. I just need to do titles, lower thirds, transitions, I don't feel like spending $1900, FCPX looks better. Elements looks a little too basic though, need something in between. I guess I better give X another look.

Thanks

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer
http://www.nedmiller.com
www,bizvideo.com


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 12, 2013 at 6:07:58 pm

An older version of Pr on ebay maybe?
That would be cheaper for you.

Chris


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Ned Miller
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:10:44 pm

Hi Chris,

I see CS 5.5 on eBay, is that the equivalent of FCP7 in terms of ease of use? Will that work well with the new 27" iMac?

Thanks,

Ned

Ned Miller
Chicago Videographer
http://www.nedmiller.com
www,bizvideo.com


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Chris Tompkins
Re: Want to migrate from FCP7 to Premiere, need advice.
on Apr 13, 2013 at 11:39:28 am

Should work just fine, just confirm the compatibility with the OS.

Chris


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