Corporate Media News: Apple’s Final Cut Pro HD is an impressive step forward

Final Cut Pro HD is an impressive step forward on many fronts. For editors who have already been using previous versions of Final Cut Pro , it adds greater stability, power, and many new and useful features. For those who have not yet really discovered the program, this version is an excellent place to start,” David Leathers writes for Corporate Media News.

“I think many editors, myself included, considered previous versions of Final Cut Pro to be very interesting and useful for some purposes, but not necessarily strong enough in a number of areas to be the system of choice for some of the more critical and demanding projects. Generally speaking, this version overcomes most of my previous concerns and achieves the kind of performance that I have been looking for. I’m running it on a G5 with a 23-inch Apple Cinema Display and 4 GB of RAM,” Leathers writes.

“With this configuration at least, the performance is very satisfying for most operations, and the system is extremely flexible when it comes to formats and operations,” Leathers writes. “The tight integration with Apple’s other pro applications, including Motion and DVD Studio Pro provides additional benefits that are well targeted to the needs of a wide range of projects.”

Full review here.

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4 Comments

  1. “I think many editors, myself included, considered previous versions of Final Cut Pro … not necessarily strong enough in a number of areas to be the system of choice for some of the more critical and demanding projects.”

    What is this guy talking about?

    FCP was used to edit (among many) “Cold Mountain”, a major theatrical release. How much more “critical and demanding” a project could one have? Nearly every other (and more expensive) NLE has been losing ground since FC was originally released.

    Give me a break!

  2. to leodavinci:
    Disclaimer- I’m no editor, but I used to do video graphics and worked closely with a few on a daily basis. That said, I think that chap Leathers (oh I be so funny) might have been refering to situations I saw enough times. ie… Editor has two days to create a ten minute promo piece. He learns about it Tues. night. He’ll get 85 minutes of raw footage Wed. morning at 10:30 a.m. He gets it with a corrupted log file. Nuts! He’s also gotta get the music for it. etc. etc. The client wants it roughed in by Thurs. @ noon. Client arrives at 12:30 Thurs. to sit in and make final decisions until 3:00. Have the tape in the overnight mail by Thurs. 10:20 p.m.

    These are the times a big fat Avid can come in handy.

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