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fearless Level 6 (9,520 points)

Or am I in the wrong forum? After 12 years with FCP, I think I am.


I see Walter Biscardi's jumped ship. We've invested a lot in FCP's workflow, with xml-parsing tools and all sorts of stuff that may well have a life on another platform.


We're a Mac house now, but Premiere and Avid both work better on PCs, so we'll be ditching our Macs over time, I guess... any advice? HP or Dell?

Final Cut Studio '09, Mac OS X (10.6.7), Tangent panels, Avid Nitris DX
  • Jonah Lee Walker Level 3 (565 points)

    I have run AVID on a smoking fast HP and it was good, though I still prefer the mac interface.


    it would be nice to be able to run the Nvidia Quadro 6000 with Premiere though.

  • fearless Level 6 (9,520 points)

    Great, anyone else? Let's keep this thread running... we all need to get up to speed on our future platform, pretty fast...

  • matthewfromsurrey Level 1 (20 points)

    I think this thread would do a lot better on a forum dedicated to the future platform you speak of, rather than a forum dedicated to FCPX.  Makes sense no?

  • Robbosaur Level 5 (5,445 points)

    Well yes and no - PPro will at least read fcp 7 .xmls :-) 8c47be-8000.html


    Some gotchas - sure but heck have to expect some, dont you ?

    On fcpx - there aint any gotchas with legacy fcp projects :-)

  • crh24 Level 3 (920 points)

    Why don't you ask your question in a more appropriate place...such as:


  • fearless Level 6 (9,520 points)

    Because the question is most relevant here. lol

  • matthewfromsurrey Level 1 (20 points)

    it's certainly not more relevant in a FCPX software forum than it is in an Adobe Premier hardware specific forum.


    it's just called being a troll. 


    you're not happy.  you're going to switch.  no problem.  hope you are happier with your new choices.

  • fearless Level 6 (9,520 points)

    Who's that walking on my bridge?

  • Badunit Level 6 (11,615 points)

    Apple Support Communities was created to enable Apple community members to help each other get the most out of their Apple products and services. In order to keep this community useful to everyone, please remember the following guidelines.


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    It is obvious you are in the wrong forum. Asking about switching to a PC has absolutely nothing to do with helping others get the most of their Apple products.   Take your ball and go home.

  • fearless Level 6 (9,520 points)

    Great that your loyalty to the platform is beyond question. Salute the flag.


    I guess our many thousands of points have been earned doing exactly as you outline. I'm not sure, mr unit, if you have a long track record with Final Cut Pro, but you do lack a taste for irony... oh well. You are aware of the various online petitions lobbying for acknowledgement from Apple that FCP X falls short at the tasks for which we use it, and I can't in all conscience encourage those with less experience to drive headlong down a street with a "Road Closed" sign at the end.


    What Apple's done is nuts - and I agree that helping novice users is a worthy goal of this forum. A manual from Apple might have helped...

  • peejay33 Level 1 (15 points)

    A cool thread. A forgotten side to this whole FCP X affair – what to do next? Good reading, let's keep it going!


    I am an editing newbie, can do most of what iMovie6 asks is all, but have this passion for a golf teaching DVD, videoing and editing it myself. This is a once-in-a-lifetime project that is a culmination of 45 years' teaching golf. It is very important to me.


    I purchased FinalCutPro X. I am studying Steve Martin's Video Series.


    I thought too that by reading the forums I could learn a little. FCP is all I have and I will not buy, and do not need, another editing program. If something goes wrong inside FCP I would be at a loss as to what to do. But I bought it and now I put my trust in Apple.

  • Badunit Level 6 (11,615 points)

    Mr Less,


    I fully understand that many if not most or all professionals think FCPX is lacking. I am all in favor of irony but have not seen any in your posts.  The addition of "lol" does not make a post ironic or funny.


    I agree that a better manual would have helped out. Whenever someone cannot find a feature, they assume it must be missing. Whenever they can't instantly figure out how to do something the new way or are unable to do it as quickly the first day as the way they did it the old way with years of practice, they conclude the new way is harder. A better manual or some online instructional videos might have minimized these problems.  At least there would be less conjecture and thrashing.

  • peejay33 Level 1 (15 points)

    A good video tutorial:

  • Studio Engineer Level 2 (445 points)

    Badunit wrote:


    Mr Less,


    I fully understand that many if not most or all professionals think FCPX is lacking. I am all in favor of irony but have not seen any in your posts.  The addition of "lol" does not make a post ironic or funny.

    If you dont find this thread ironic, then I suggest you update your dictionary and look-up Irony once more.

    This time, spend a little time contemplating what it means. Just because you read the words doesn't mean you have grasped the meaning.


    This thread is pure irony. Whether YOU like it or not play no role in this movie. Irony or should I say the terminology surrounding it is NOT  subjective to interpretation. Like an Automobile. Just because you dont think Automobile is describing something driving with a motor and 4 wheels well, does not make it less an automobile let a lone a train or fish... Perhaps you take dislike to the automobile, perhaps because it is green, and that is your right but it is STILL an automobile...


    God - I hate the vigilantes in here thinking Apple have secretly appointed them POLICE

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