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  • 30. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Network 23 Level 6 Level 6 (11,690 points)

    Rob A. wrote:

     

    I'm slowly making the transition over to Adobe Premiere Pro on a Windows based computer ... really no need for my MacPro anymore, and given the MacPro has been EOL (end of line) I see little to no point in owning a Mac computer.

    There is no proof that the Mac Pro is EOL. There are reports of new video cards that would only work in a Mac Pro, which would indicate the opposite. But with no proof, you shouldn't claim that it is EOL.

    And yet if they do cancel the Mac Pro, I will cling to my Mac laptop but would join you in getting a Windows desktop for the heavy work.

     

    As for the original post, it sounds like Final Cut Pro X would work well for you if you have the $300.

  • 31. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Network 23 wrote:

     

    There is no proof that the Mac Pro is EOL. There are reports of new video cards that would only work in a Mac Pro, which would indicate the opposite. But with no proof, you shouldn't claim that it is EOL.

    And yet if they do cancel the Mac Pro, I will cling to my Mac laptop but would join you in getting a Windows desktop for the heavy work.

     

    As for the original post, it sounds like Final Cut Pro X would work well for you if you have the $300.

     

    OWC and other resellers (BestBuy etc.) are no longer listing the MacPro as an "In Stock" item, special order only with LONG LONG delivery times.  My local Apple Store doesn't even stock the basic MacPro model ... seems like enough proof to me.  All these 3rd party vendors and the Apple Store used to keep a stock of MacPro computers, now they don't.

     

    New video cards working with existing MacPro's isn't an indication the MacPro line is going to continue, only that ATi/nVidia decided to release their existing cards (available for the PC) with necessary EFi to work on MacPro -- not a very difficult task.

     

    For $300, you can find better options elsewhere, especially if money is a big consideration.  In fact, if money is a big consideration, the OP shouldn't be looking at anything from Apple (hardware or software) -- no secret it can be done for a lot less on PC side.

  • 32. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Steve Connor1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Rob A. wrote:

     

    For $300, you can find better options elsewhere, especially if money is a big consideration.  In fact, if money is a big consideration, the OP shouldn't be looking at anything from Apple (hardware or software) -- no secret it can be done for a lot less on PC side.

    Apart from the OP stated he has a Mac

  • 33. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Rob A. Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    Steve Connor1 wrote:

     

    Apart from the OP stated he has a Mac

     

    Which runs Windows 7 (boot camp) just fine ... which comes with Movie Maker

  • 34. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Steve Connor1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Rob A. wrote:

     

    Steve Connor1 wrote:

     

    Apart from the OP stated he has a Mac

     

    Which runs Windows 7 (boot camp) just fine ... which comes with Movie Maker

    Good point, also I think the OP stated he has already gone with Premiere Pro, a considerably more expensive piece of software than FCPX

  • 35. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Tom Wolsky Level 10 Level 10 (106,175 points)

    The answer to this thread was given a long time ago. Get the trial version. Use it. Buy it or don't buy it, we don't care.

     

    The rest of this thread is wanking.

  • 36. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Steve Connor1 Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

    The answer to this thread was given a long time ago. Get the trial version. Use it. Buy it or don't buy it, we don't care.

     

    The rest of this thread is wanking.

    Tom, can you please stop making me spill my coffee!  

  • 37. Re: Should I buy Final Cut Pro X if I...
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    Tom Wolsky wrote:

     

     

     

    The rest of this thread is wanking.


    I guess the real question is:

     

    Does it qualify as amateur, semi-pro or professional wanking.

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