Media one hundred Vs Closing Lower Pro

I have used Media a hundred because version one (early nineteen nineties) and though it was quite shaky in these pioneering times I have usually beloved its very clear and easy function flow – and its photo good quality. Despite the fact that it was less expensive than Avid in those early days its photograph high quality was accurate “on line’ top quality. Because then I have upgraded each handful of years and observed the security improve and added characteristics extra.

Nonetheless seem to be to use Closing Lower Professional and I have arrive below increasing strain from colleagues to shift throughout to it. As it took place I currently had it on the shelf as a few years ago Apple stopped promoting DVD Studio Pro as a stand by itself program. I required DVD Studio Pro so I had to buy the bundle which occurred to incorporate FCP.

Nicely, I managed to resist producing the leap until just lately, when I began using the new breed of tape-considerably less cameras. My initial experience was the significantly acclaimed Sony EX3, which was used 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 utilizing Sony’s Clip Browser and Clip Transfer software. That worked wonderful but then, for a new documentary production, I had footage from the Canon XF103, another really popular camera. This time the only way I could get the substance into M100 was to import it all into FCP very first and then export it out again – a comprehensive squander of time. I contacted M100 assistance and they suggested some 3rd celebration application which was not only very pricey but also essential some tortuous navigation to locate each shot inside of a multitude of folders. By this time I was fully cheesed off with Media one hundred and decided to give FCP a try.

It was obviously a steep learning curve but with the aid documents I was capable to get the hold of it very quickly. Some of the attributes of FCP are far better than M100, its color grading for case in point, but I soon found I experienced shuddered to a halt and the help data files have been no support. Importing files from the Flash card is swift and easy – all your photographs are there all set to edit. But they all have two seem tracks, even the mute photographs. Okay, no dilemma, in M100 you just select the clip and flip off the tracks you will not need to have prior to dragging it to the timeline. Easy! But in FCP (I identified by Googling the difficulty) you have to make a duplicate of a clip just before you can get rid of its audio tracks and then only by placing it in a “sequence” or timeline initial and then dragging it again to the bin. It functions but it is fiddly.

Sound mixing is a bit fussy as well. Correct, FCP provides you finer control but you have to click on the clip first then adjust the stages in the editor. Media a hundred bargains with it all in the timeline and is entirely intuitive – and quickly! With Media a hundred I normally edit in the timeline and I find it really surefooted and swift. You have a very clear image of what you have doing with all the tracks at a look – not so with FCP.

But the most annoying factor of utilizing FCP for me came when I set all my sequences collectively in a single master plan. Clips that experienced performed flawlessly in the short sequence now announced that they “Need RENDERING”. Honest enough I simply click Render All. Nothing at all. So I last but not least get them to render by demo and mistake. But why? Just as nicely the client was not sitting, tapping his fingers waiting to see the very first minimize. I am confident numerous of the troubles I had had been since I’m a beginner with FCP but returning to Media 100 afterwards was pure joy!

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