Final Cut Pro 6.0.1
Posted 22 June 2007 - 08:30 AM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 01:16 PM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 04:34 PM
Posted 22 June 2007 - 06:12 PM
Here's my con's list:
Timeline, separating the audio and the video into sub-timelines is such a pain! Too much control!
Rendering, I have a fairly fast cpu and gpu. FCP gives me basically real-time for all my media. Even if it plays stutteringly. Animation codec for example. FCP 6 brings it right in to my HD project but what plays great in QT Pro stutters in FCP and for the life of me, it will not render if I want it to. I feel like I'm editing in Word!
Color, great program....if you want to spend the time. It's not really a color corrector as much as a colorist tool. The 3-way color corrector wasn't strong enough but Color is way overboard if you're cranking on the editing. Avid's CC is much more powerful and it's real-time while Color just sends the correction render info back to FCP.
Open format timeline, I love it! HDV 24p, DV 30i whatever it plays them together.
ProRes422 codec, great and really fast. I'm not sure if it's color space is up to Avid's DNxHD ( I won't touch that argument) but it's very useful and the way it helps to link all the different footage together in the renders is very powerful.
Compositing, has always been one of FCP strengths. To have the ability to do compositing in the composer window...if they'd just immprove the keyframe window.
Overall FCP is a great program and has some very powerful tools but needs some cleaning up of the UI to make it a more effective editing tool plus geting a handle on media managment.
My choice of workflow will remain Avid for the time being but I will make extensive use of the other members of FCP Suite, namely Motion and DVD Studio Pro. I use both of them a lot and nothing really take stheir place for me.