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shake vs final cut express

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Feb 27, 2009 10:47 AM
Hi all,

Is shake a comparable program to final cut express?? I just bought an apple iMac and I'm trying to decide what program to use for all my family video. It sounds like shake is a nice program. Is it made by Apple or did they sell it? If I wanted to not use iMove 08/09 because of quality issues, is Shake a viable program to use such as Final cut express?

Thanks much
Mac 20, Mac OS X (10.5.6), new
  • Jon Chappell Level 4 Level 4 (3,995 points)
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    Feb 27, 2009 11:02 AM (in response to newapplejack)
    Shake and FCE are completely different applications.

    Shake is designed for compositing (think of it as Photoshop for video) and does not have editing functionality. It also has a rather steep learning curve.

    I would recommend FCE for what you wish to do.
    Quad G5, 8 GB RAM; MacBook 2GHz Black, 2GB; PowerBook G4 1.5, 1 GB, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Final Cut Pro 6.0.2, Shake 4.0

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