I have utilized Media 100 considering that model one (early 1990s) and despite the fact that it was very shaky in people groundbreaking days I have often loved its clear and straightforward work stream – and its photo good quality. Even though it was less costly than Avid in individuals early days its photo top quality was true “on line’ quality. Given that then I have upgraded every single few many years and seen the balance improve and added features included.
Even so most online video editors appear to use Last Minimize Professional and I have come beneath growing pressure from colleagues to transfer throughout to it. As it occurred I presently had it on the shelf as a handful of several years in the past Apple stopped promoting DVD Studio Professional as a stand by itself plan. I required DVD Studio Pro so I had to buy the bundle which occurred to consist of FCP.
Well, I managed to resist making the leap right up until recently, when I commenced making use of the new breed of tape-considerably less cameras. My initial encounter was the a lot acclaimed Sony EX3, which was employed for a video clip for the charity ARCOS. The only way I could get its data files into M100 was by upgrading to the newest edition of FCP and then employing Sony’s Clip Browser and Clip Transfer application. That worked wonderful but then, for a new documentary generation, I had footage from the Canon XF103, yet another extremely well-liked camera. This time the only way I could get the substance into M100 was to import it all into FCP initial and then export it out again – a total squander of time. I contacted M100 assist and they proposed some third get together computer software which was not only quite costly but also required some tortuous navigation to identify each and every shot within a multitude of folders. By this time I was completely cheesed off with Media 100 and made a decision to give FCP a try.
It was certainly a steep studying curve but with the support documents I was ready to get the hold of it really rapidly. Some of the functions of FCP are greater than M100, its colour grading for illustration, but I quickly found I had shuddered to a halt and the assist files ended up no support. Importing data files from the Flash card is fast and easy – all your pictures are there completely ready to edit. But they all have 2 audio tracks, even the mute pictures. Okay, no problem, in M100 you just decide on the clip and change off the tracks you don’t need before dragging it to the timeline. Straightforward! But in FCP (I found by Googling the difficulty) you have to make a duplicate of a clip before you can remove its sound tracks and then only by putting it in a “sequence” or timeline 1st and then dragging it back to the bin. It performs but it is fiddly.
Seem mixing is a bit fussy way too. True, FCP provides you finer control but you have to simply click on the clip initial then modify the stages in the editor. FCPX effects with it all in the timeline and is totally intuitive – and quick! With Media a hundred I usually edit in the timeline and I locate it very surefooted and fast. You have a clear picture of what you have undertaking with all the tracks at a look – not so with FCP.
But the most frustrating aspect of using FCP for me came when I place all my sequences collectively in one particular master system. Clips that had performed perfectly in the short sequence now announced that they “Require RENDERING”. Fair adequate I click Render All. Nothing. So I finally get them to render by trial and error. But why? Just as properly the shopper wasn’t sitting, tapping his fingers waiting around to see the initial cut. I am positive many of the difficulties I had have been because I’m a newbie with FCP but returning to Media a hundred afterwards was pure pleasure!