Thread: Final Cut; Express or Pro
09-04-2006, 02:41 PM #1Final Cut; Express or Pro
I just recently purchased a macbook pro. I am a film student and am wondering if I should try and get a hold of FCP or if express will do fine. As a student, I obviously don't have much money to be spending on this sort of thing. Anyone ever used both? What are the major differences?
09-04-2006, 05:40 PM #2pbook24Guest
well if money is an issue i assume express would make more sense, but pro comes witht final cut studio which includes motion etc.
09-04-2006, 06:21 PM #3
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09-04-2006, 10:29 PM #4pbook24Guest
i meant that pro comes as a part of studio
09-09-2006, 12:15 AM #5
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Final Cut Studio also has a student discount price. Which is what I have now, Final Cut Studio 5 academic version.
It all depends on what you actually need. I for one, find myself only using FCP and DVD Studio. I also fool around with the Soundtrack program as well. I bought studio just in case however, cause you never know.Bismillah ihr Rhman ihr Raheem
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09-09-2006, 10:52 AM #6
go to http://www.apple.com/finalcut/
scroll down to were the comparison is and make up your mind from that...Mac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.
09-14-2006, 05:31 AM #7
Would a 2ghz MacBook with 2gigs of Ram be more than enough to run Final Cut Express well? Would the screen size be proficient for viewing projects?
09-14-2006, 09:50 PM #8Originally Posted by Greenredfield
The 2ghz macbook with 2gb would run final cut express great...
the 13" screen is ok.. it is widescreen- good, it is 13"- bad
goto the apple store and try out final cut express on a macbook, for screen size only..
hope this helps..
Edit XtreemMac Pro (Early 2009) 8 Core 2.26 GHz, 6 GB Ram, 640 GB Drive. Dell 2408WFP.
09-15-2006, 02:29 PM #9Flash FireGuest
I recently purchased a MacBook, it's the 2.0GHz model with an 80gb HD and only 1gb of memory. I was curious, would it run Final Cut Pro? I know it wouldn't run it GREAT... but, would it even RUN? I know the MacBook graphics "chips" aren't so... great... so, just wondering.
09-15-2006, 02:33 PM #10sursucioflaGuestOriginally Posted by iPolly
09-15-2006, 02:35 PM #11sursucioflaGuestOriginally Posted by Flash Fire
09-15-2006, 05:19 PM #12
sursuciofla-as a student, what sort of features in pro are you using that are unavailable in express?
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