I have utilised Media a hundred since edition one (early nineties) and even though it was quite shaky in those pioneering days I have usually loved its obvious and effortless work flow – and its photo high quality. Even though it was less costly than Avid in people early times its picture high quality was real “on line’ top quality. Given that then I have upgraded each handful of a long time and witnessed the steadiness enhance and additional functions additional.
However most video clip editors appear to use Closing Minimize Pro and I have come beneath growing stress from colleagues to transfer throughout to it. As it occurred I presently experienced it on the shelf as a handful of several years ago Apple stopped offering DVD Studio Pro as a stand on your own program. I essential DVD Studio Pro so I had to purchase the bundle which occurred to contain FCP.
Well, I managed to resist creating the leap until just lately, when I started making use of the new breed of tape-less cameras. My initial encounter was the considerably acclaimed Sony EX3, which was utilised for a video clip for the charity ARCOS. The only way I could get its information into M100 was by upgrading to the most recent edition of FCP and then using Sony’s Clip Browser and Clip Transfer application. That labored fine but then, for a new documentary creation, I had footage from the Canon XF103, an additional quite well-known camera. This time the only way I could get the substance into M100 was to import it all into FCP 1st and then export it out once again – a total squander of time. Pixel Film Studios contacted M100 support and they suggested some 3rd get together computer software which was not only very costly but also required some tortuous navigation to locate each and every shot within a multitude of folders. By this time I was fully cheesed off with Media one hundred and made the decision to give FCP a consider.
It was clearly a steep studying curve but with the aid files I was able to get the cling of it very speedily. Some of the characteristics of FCP are much better than M100, its colour grading for case in point, but I shortly located I had shuddered to a halt and the support files have been no aid. Importing data files from the Flash card is swift and easy – all your photographs are there prepared to edit. But they all have 2 seem tracks, even the mute pictures. Alright, no issue, in M100 you just pick the clip and turn off the tracks you will not need before dragging it to the timeline. Easy! But in FCP (I identified by Googling the issue) you have to make a copy of a clip ahead of you can take away its seem tracks and then only by putting it in a “sequence” or timeline initial and then dragging it back again to the bin. It functions but it is fiddly.
Audio mixing is a bit fussy too. Accurate, FCP presents you finer handle but you have to click on the clip 1st then modify the stages in the editor. Media one hundred bargains with it all in the timeline and is completely intuitive – and quickly! With Media one hundred I generally edit in the timeline and I uncover it very surefooted and quick. You have a clear photo of what you’ve doing with all the tracks at a glance – not so with FCP.
But the most annoying facet of using FCP for me arrived when I place all my sequences collectively in one particular learn program. Clips that experienced played properly in the quick sequence now announced that they “Need to have RENDERING”. Honest ample I simply click Render All. Practically nothing. So I ultimately get them to render by trial and mistake. But why? Just as effectively the customer was not sitting, tapping his fingers waiting to see the 1st lower. I am confident several of the difficulties I had had been due to the fact I am a amateur with FCP but returning to Media 100 afterwards was pure joy!