I have utilized Media 100 considering that version 1 (early nineteen nineties) and despite the fact that it was quite shaky in these pioneering times I have often loved its obvious and simple operate stream – and its photo high quality. Although it was less costly than Avid in individuals early times its photograph top quality was real “on line’ top quality. Considering that then I have upgraded every few many years and observed the stability enhance and additional functions included.
Even so most movie editors seem to be to use Ultimate Minimize Professional and I have occur under growing force from colleagues to transfer throughout to it. As it happened I currently had it on the shelf as a couple of several years in the past Apple stopped offering DVD Studio Professional as a stand by yourself program. I needed DVD Studio Professional so I had to get the bundle which occurred to consist of FCP.
Nicely, I managed to resist making the leap right up until just lately, when I began utilizing the new breed of tape-much less cameras. My initial encounter was the considerably acclaimed Sony EX3, which was utilized for a online video for the charity ARCOS. The only way I could get its information into M100 was by upgrading to the most recent variation of FCP and then using Sony’s Clip Browser and Clip Transfer software. That labored wonderful but then, for a new documentary production, I experienced footage from the Canon XF103, yet another extremely popular digicam. This time the only way I could get the substance into M100 was to import it all into FCP very first and then export it out again – a complete squander of time. I contacted M100 help and they suggested some 3rd party application which was not only really costly but also necessary some tortuous navigation to track down every single shot inside of a multitude of folders. By this time I was fully cheesed off with Media a hundred and made a decision to give FCP a consider.
It was certainly a steep learning curve but with the assist information I was capable to get the dangle of it really speedily. Some of the attributes of FCP are far better than M100, its colour grading for illustration, but I quickly found I experienced shuddered to a halt and the support documents were no help. Importing information from the Flash card is rapid and simple – all your shots are there prepared to edit. But they all have two audio tracks, even the mute shots. Alright, no difficulty, in M100 you just choose the clip and flip off the tracks you will not need to have just before dragging it to the timeline. Basic! But in FCP (I found by Googling the issue) you have to make a copy of a clip just before you can eliminate its sound tracks and then only by putting it in a “sequence” or timeline initial and then dragging it again to the bin. It operates but it’s fiddly.
Sound mixing is a bit fussy as well. Correct, FCP offers you finer control but you have to click on the clip 1st then adjust the stages in the editor. Media a hundred bargains with it all in the timeline and is fully intuitive – and rapidly! With Media a hundred I usually edit in the timeline and I uncover it extremely surefooted and swift. You have a clear photo of what you’ve got undertaking with all the tracks at a glance – not so with FCP.
But the most annoying element of using FCP for me arrived when I set all my sequences with each other in 1 learn system. FCPX that experienced performed completely in the quick sequence now declared that they “Need RENDERING”. Truthful sufficient I click on Render All. Practically nothing. So I ultimately get them to render by demo and mistake. But why? Just as properly the shopper was not sitting, tapping his fingers waiting around to see the 1st minimize. I’m sure several of the troubles I experienced were since I’m a amateur with FCP but returning to Media a hundred afterwards was pure pleasure!