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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 all this on? I=B9m pretty much shooting all my material = for the web at 320x240 and happily run FCP on a 1ghz 12 inch PowerBook. I= =B9ve not tested Motion enough yet to see if I can work it on the PowerBook= but friends are saying they wish they had a big o=B9 G5 to run it on. Nu= ff said. shannon On 8/14/04 9:19 PM, "Eric Rice" <eric@...> wr= ote: > Hi campers. Okay. I was going to get Apple's Production Suite (Fina= l Cut Pro > HD, DVD > Studio PRO, Motion). > > $1299. Eh, steep, but I ca= n 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 Mot= ion? > Or should I bite > the bullet and get the full Prod Suite? > > Per= sonally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed. > > --B_3175368588_651784 Content-type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1" Content-transfer-encoding: quoted-printable <HTML> <HEAD> <TITLE>Re: [videoblogging] Need buying help</TITLE> </HEAD> <= BODY> <FONT FACE=3D"Verdana">Sounds like you answered your own question.<BR= > <BR> This url shows a comparison chart on Final Cut vs. Final Express if = you’ve not seen it already.<BR> <BR> http://www.dvshop.ca/software/fi= nalcutcomp.html<BR> <BR> Its hard to make a call based on not really knowin= g what your goals are. I’ve owned FCP since day one and my need with = it fluctuates over time. I’ve used iMovie at times to simplify my thi= nking processes but I’m very glad that I’ve got FCP now and I w= ould have run into problems with the lack of certain functionality in FCE a= nd that would mainly be some of the keyframing issues but overall FCE reall= y has everything you need. Like I said....the fact that FCE keyframes in mo= tion only kind of bugs me. <BR> <BR> I don’t need DVD Studio Pro. iDV= D does everything I need. I just bought Motion at Siggraph from Unitek for = $269. Motion has a lot of potential in the course of development. Motion wa= s developed by the software team that developed Combustion. They originally= worked for Discreet/Autodesk until Audtodesk dumped the team to move produ= ction elsewhere and then Apple picked them up in whole to do Motion. I was = offered a job by Apple software development last year to work on that produ= ct but turned it down for a number of reasons. I’m blabbing. <BR> <BR= > What kind of system would you be running all this on? I’m pretty mu= ch shooting all my material for the web at 320x240 and happily run FCP on a= 1ghz 12 inch PowerBook. I’ve not tested Motion enough yet to see if = I can work it on the PowerBook but friends are saying they wish they had a = big o’ G5 to run it on. <BR> <BR> Nuff said. <BR> <BR> shannon<BR> <B= R> <BR> On 8/14/04 9:19 PM, "Eric Rice" <eric@...>= wrote:<BR> <BR> </FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D"New York"><TT>Hi campers.= Okay. I was going to get Apple's Production Suite (Final Cut Pro HD, DVD <= BR> Studio PRO, Motion).<BR> <BR> $1299. Eh, steep, but I can deal.<BR> <BR= > Enter Final Cut Express, all I really need. $299. Way better.<BR> But the= n, Motion. Is. Awesome.<BR> Another $299.<BR> <BR> So, nearly $600 bucks. A= lmost to 1300.<BR> <BR> Question is: FCE will do all I need, and Motion wil= l do the stuff I want to do but might not <BR> NEED to do Right Now. I also= don't have a need to make DVDs beyond iDVD. Sacriligeous, <BR> but true.<B= R> <BR> Should I just get FCE, and work it to the gills, and if need be, ge= t Motion? Or should I bite <BR> the bullet and get the full Prod Suite?<BR>= <BR> Personally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed.<= BR> <BR> </TT></FONT><FONT FACE=3D"Verdana"><BR> </FONT></BLOCKQUOTE> </BOD= Y> </HTML> --B_3175368588_651784--