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Sudmeister 11-12-2012 02:03 AM

Which Is Better?
I am a novice film maker and want to know which movie editing software is better and more suited to my needs. I currently use imovie and am quite good at using it. I was looking into final cut pro, adobe premiere and adobe after effects and would like to know which one is better, best value for money, most user friendly etc. I am only 15 and don't plan on making a career out of film making. Something like imovie with much more features. Please help as I am quite curious.

Thanks :)

docx 11-12-2012 04:37 AM

Try Adobe Premiere Elements. It has lots of features and is quite easy to use.
There is a free trial available.

Sudmeister 11-12-2012 05:34 AM

Cool, thanks. But is adobe premiere different to adobe premiere elements, or is it basically the same?

docx 11-12-2012 05:41 AM

Basically the same but a bit stripped down. You should be able to do most things with Elements, plus it is a lot cheaper.
It would be a good step up from iMove but not to difficult to learn.

Sudmeister 11-12-2012 07:28 PM

Ok , great.
Thanks :)

chas_m 11-15-2012 06:23 AM

Final Cut Pro X is also a good choice for someone who is adept at the current versions of iMovie. And cheap.

Not saying Adobe Premiere (or its Elements version) aren't good -- I'm sure they are -- just saying that since you're already adept at iMovie, at least LOOKING at the next (Apple) step up would seem to me to be the logical choice ...

Sudmeister 11-15-2012 07:26 PM

But does final cut pro x have more features than adobe premiere? Or are they relatively similar?

TattooedMac 11-15-2012 07:37 PM


Originally Posted by Sudmeister (Post 1469814)
But does final cut pro x have more features than adobe premiere? Or are they relatively similar?

Ahh 30 in Perth today Lovely weather Im south in Katanning :)

Anyways FCP X is a powerful App now with all the updates Apple have put in. I would suggest downloading and see which suits you as you get a trial to test them out.

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