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502 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2007 11:19 AM by Tom Wolsky
Currently Being ModeratedNov 29, 2007 9:52 PM (in response to aginvestor)Click here for a comparison.
(26467)iMac DV 450, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2007 12:01 AM (in response to aginvestor)FCE can do most of what FCP can do as long as you are working with DV, HDV and recently AVCHD in version 4.
The interface is near identical and anything learned in FCE is carried over to FCP.
FCE is great value for what you get.
FCP is bundled with Final Cut Studio, costs a lot more and requires a LOT more learning curve brain power.
AlPower Mac Dual 2 gHz, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2007 1:14 AM (in response to Alchroma)A slight clarification (which may not be needed - but I will still make it!).
It is the rest of the apps in FCS that require the extra brain-power as FCP is almost the same as FCE.
Ian.eMac 1.25 Superdrive (768MB RAM) LaCie 160GB FW HD + 250GB USB2 HD, Mac OS X (10.4.10), FCE 3.5 HD
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2007 11:08 AM (in response to Niel)@Niel, your exhaustive comparison chart is most helpful. Thanks a lot.
Two things that are ALL IMPORTANT to me still are not clear:
1. Is the stabilization feature "SmoothCam" only available in FCP's Shake or also in FCE (with or without plug-ins)? If not in FCE (what I suppose), are there plug-ins from third parties (which?) to solve any stabilization issue or smooth panning problems?
2. Can iMovie HD projects be imported in FCE? (as I understand it is restricted to iMovie 8 only).iMac (PowerMac4,5), Mac OS X (10.4.9), PowerMac4,5 PowerPC G4 (2.1) 800 MHz, 768 MB Sdram
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2007 11:19 AM (in response to pdrcourious)1. SmoothCam is only available in Final Cut Studio.
2. Generally no. The import if quite limited.15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)