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Hello there,

I've been looking into learning video editing software recently and was wondering if anyone could advise me on what was better to use; either Final Cut Pro or Premiere and After Effects? I've looked around on the net at the debate of 'Final cut Pro vs Adobe premiere' and are still none the wiser on which to pursue. I've got a mac with cs5 master collection installed so I know this must sound crazy that I am thinking of learning Final Cut Pro. I guess what I don't want to do is learn software which isn't the industry standard?

Any help or advice would be gratefully received.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't After Effects more about just the "special effects" added to a movie? I think Final Cut is more for digitizing the video off the camera and editing it together from the raw footage.
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The question is what is the industry standard?
Yea +1 and to add to it, i believe its a personal choice in what YOU want to use. Dont be a sheep and follow .....

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I've got a mac with cs5 master collection installed so I know this must sound crazy that I am thinking of learning Final Cut Pro. I guess what I don't want to do is learn software which isn't the industry standard?
There is no one industry standard. Indeed, there are several top contenders in the professional video-editing market including Avid Media Composer in addition to Final Cut Studio and Adobe Premiere Pro.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't After Effects more about just the "special effects" added to a movie?
You're right; the OP *probably* meant to say "Adobe Premiere Pro," which is their video-editing software for the Mac.

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The question is what is the industry standard?
See above. Final Cut seems to be the "rising star," enjoying very wide popularity with both television and movie editors, but the older established brands like Avid and Adobe Premiere have their fans as well.

I don't use pro video-editing software for a living, so I don't feel qualified to pass judgement on them.
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All three are used by productions companies. Avid and Adobe have been around longer so you'll probably find more pro's who use it, but Final Cut Pro is fast becoming the industry standard and more and more editors are using it. I prefer FCP simply because it works well on my Mac and is "Apple-y", but from what I can tell they all work very similarly.
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