Linked by Roberto J. Dohnert on Mon 6th Oct 2003 01:36 UTC
Multimedia, AV In the past in order to make good home movies one needed either a Mac or a Windows PC. There were no good video editors for Linux in the past. Today with Jahshaka and Main Actor the things that could only be done on a Mac or a Wintel machine can now be done on a Lintel machine as well.
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re: FCP
by Kevin on Tue 7th Oct 2003 17:21 UTC

FCPro can handle SD, HD or uncompressed 10bit 601 and with Cinema Tools you can work w. film. it depends- hardware matters (of course).
Avid isn't different, they had low-end software-only systems too

They are smiliar, but they are diffrent. FCP was a prosumer NLE retrofitted so it could do high end work with HD, 10 bit, etc. It doesn't a decent job at that.

However, Avid was designed for the highend. Then they made scaled down versions of their apps (the xpress line). Avid is a little higher quality than FCP.

(not very good ones, IMHO).

I disagree, I like XpressDV and Pro better than FCP. FCP is still a good NLE, I just like Avid's better. However, that's really just a matter of personal preference. There isn't much diffrence in quality between the two.

but yes, FCP **IS NOT** hi- end ;)

Yep. But if Apple keeps the pace up with FCP, then it could turn into a true high end app.