Currently Being ModeratedApr 24, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to Hepcat B)
Oh yeah, this includes audio for sweetening, of course. I've heard that can still be a major headache.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to Hepcat B)
Bump. Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 3, 2012 5:25 PM (in response to Hepcat B)
You are difinitely picking an interesting time to figure this out. To be honest your choice depends alot on where you plan on sending the project after pre-edit, FCPX has I would say a year before you can easily send it out to anybody who has to deal with your edit (AVID, Abobe). XML for FCP X is the only export option for direct project info to other platforms, unfortunately at this time only a few other editing programs can read it. I give it a year before Adobe and AVID Smoke can ijest without any major problems.
To be honest FCP X makes it way easier to edit right away than Adobe premier CS6 or AVID. I come from FCP 7 and it took me awhile to get used to FCPX, boy is it fast and fun. I cringed when I tried Adobe premier CS 6, it is almost the same as FCP 7 but with even more support for codecs which are nice but it takes away from how easy editing can be, like with FCPX.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to Wild Giles)
I appreciate the response. I take it EDL's are still not an option then. That seems pretty crazy. If it will be possible to use XML with a Final Cut 7 suite then maybe I'll be okay for my current needs for the time being. If that alone were confirmed, it would help me commit in moving forward with FCP X without opening the can of worms of getting and learning another system for now.
Currently Being ModeratedMay 5, 2012 1:18 PM (in response to Hepcat B)
I'd be surprised if EDLs will ever be supported. They are very limited, 50 plus year-old technology. I'm sure some bright person can find a way to make an XML to EDL converting, though it's probably come to have to involve some kind of interface to deal with roles and layers and make them into a few tracks of audio and a couple of tracks of video.