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Need buying help

By Eric Rice | "Eric Rice" <eric@...> | audioblogdotcom
August 15, 2004 | Post #685 | Topic #685

Hi campers. Okay. I was going to get Apple's Production Suite (Final Cut Pro HD, DVD Studio PRO, Motion). $1299. Eh, steep, but I can deal. Enter Final Cut Express, all I really need. $299. Way better. But then, Motion. Is. Awesome. Another $299. So, nearly $600 bucks. Almost to 1300. Question is: FCE will do all I need, and Motion will do the stuff I want to do but might not NEED to do Right Now. I also don't have a need to make DVDs beyond iDVD. Sacriligeous, but true. Should I just get FCE, and work it to the gills, and if need be, get Motion? Or should I bite the bullet and get the full Prod Suite? Personally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed. [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Need buying help

By Shannon Noble | Shannon Noble <sn@...> | sh7nnon
August 15, 2004 | Post #686 | Topic #685

--B_3175368588_651784 Content-type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable Sounds like you answered your own question. This url shows a comparison ch= art on Final Cut vs. Final Express if you=B9ve not seen it already. http:/= /www.dvshop.ca/software/finalcutcomp.html Its hard to make a call based on= not really knowing what your goals are. I=B9ve owned FCP since day one and= my need with it fluctuates over time. I=B9ve used iMovie at times to simpl= ify my thinking processes but I=B9m very glad that I=B9ve got FCP now and I= would have run into problems with the lack of certain functionality in FCE= and that would mainly be some of the keyframing issues but overall FCE rea= lly has everything you need. Like I said....the fact that FCE keyframes in = motion only kind of bugs me. I don=B9t need DVD Studio Pro. iDVD does ever= ything I need. I just bought Motion at Siggraph from Unitek for $269. Motio= n has a lot of potential in the course of development. Motion was developed= by the software team that developed Combustion. They originally worked for= Discreet/Autodesk until Audtodesk dumped the team to move production elsew= here and then Apple picked them up in whole to do Motion. I was offered a j= ob by Apple software development last year to work on that product but turn= ed it down for a number of reasons. I=B9m blabbing. What kind of system wo= uld you be running... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Need buying help

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
August 16, 2004 | Post #700 | Topic #685

On 15/08/2004, at 2:19 PM, Eric Rice wrote: > Question is: FCE will do all I need, and Motion will do the stuff I > want to do but might not > NEED to do Right Now. I also don't have a need to make DVDs beyond > iDVD. Sacriligeous, > but true. > > Should I just get FCE, and work it to the gills, and if need be, get > Motion? Or should I bite > the bullet and get the full Prod Suite? > > Personally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed. > i use FCE but mostly all I do is capture, very crude cut, not much else. Does what I need very nicely, also use iMovie, i use FCE when i need to have more editing control. I happily run it on a 550Mhz g4 Tibook that has 512MB ram. if you're only going to web, then fce, if you think you're heading towards production, then fcp. cheers Adrian Miles ................................................................. hypertext.rmit || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/adrian interactive networked video || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog research blog || hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/ [View]