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Working with Premiere & Final Cut?


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I've been a Final Cut user for the past couple of years, but have just found out that my university course will be run on PCs with Premiere (which I'm not at all happy about).

I don't want to have to buy another set of software, so how well do the two play with each other?

Will Premiere save/open files in FCP readable XML format? I'd really like to just use Premiere when I need to, but then use FCP to continue projects in my own time, but I fear it's gonna be an impossible task

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I've used both, and they are sort of similar, however also very different, and I'm possitive they can't read eachother's files.
All you can do is render out your edit from one program, then bring that and all your imported footage in to continue to edit on a different system.
Its a terrible way to go.

I also question how profesional any course is that doesn't use Avid or FCP. Premier just doesn't cut it.
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I've used both, and they are sort of similar, however also very different, and I'm possitive they can't read eachother's files.
All you can do is render out your edit from one program, then bring that and all your imported footage in to continue to edit on a different system.
Its a terrible way to go.

I also question how profesional any course is that doesn't use Avid or FCP. Premier just doesn't cut it.
Thanks for the info.

As for the level of the course, it covers allsorts (including web design/development, 2D and 3D animation, game design/development, digital sound and digital video) so I think the use of Premier is a cost-cutting measure as Video is only a small part of the course (but it's what I've been doing for the last couple of years, so I'm already used to FCP).

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If it's premiere pro or CS3, you will be OK. the two are fairly similar.
If it is an older version (6.5 or below) it is different, and after using final cut the older version will, to be honest - suck.

It will be worth learning how to use premiere anyway, if that is what you want to go into. I have used premiere for a lot longer than final cut (i have used final cut on just two projects of mine), i use premiere constantly at work (i work at a college as a media tech, all the students use premiere and i teach them how to use it).

When yopu start college, if you have any premiere problems or questions, send me a message and i'll try and help you out.

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If it's premiere pro or CS3, you will be OK. the two are fairly similar.
If it is an older version (6.5 or below) it is different, and after using final cut the older version will, to be honest - suck.

It will be worth learning how to use premiere anyway, if that is what you want to go into. I have used premiere for a lot longer than final cut (i have used final cut on just two projects of mine), i use premiere constantly at work (i work at a college as a media tech, all the students use premiere and i teach them how to use it).

When yopu start college, if you have any premiere problems or questions, send me a message and i'll try and help you out.

Lawrence
Thanks for the offer. Oh, and I'm pretty sure it'll be an older version (they listed Adobe and Macromedia programs separately).

I really should have paid more attention to this stuff before choosing (I liked the location, and the course subject and made my decision on that); I'm not going to enjoy working on Windows again I suppose it's an excuse to take my MBP to class

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if you have to work in groups for your video project you might be able to let someone be the designated editor, which would help.

of course, it depends entirely on what the teacher has planned.

i havent got a mac yet, i might have to give you a message when i finally get one and get myself stuck using fc.
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