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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-2008, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Editors/producers/directors, questions about Final Cut Pro

How many of you guys are using Final Cut Express (can be preinstalled when purchasing a mac), is it sufficient for editing videos? Who here is using the $1,300 Final Cut Studio 2?

Another question, can the Intel graphic chipset handle the Final Cut software? (Well I'm sure it can handle it, but will it become a pain in the ass?

The reason I ask is because the 13' Mac doesn't offer the Nvidia chipset, only the macbook pro offer

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Re: Editors/producers/directors, questions about Final Cut Pro

With a cheaper video card your rendering is going to be slower. You can use it just dont expect anything great.

I've only used the full Final Cut Pro and that was a while ago, iMovie from what I've heard is more than adequate for most home video editors, it contains most features on would want. If Final Cut Express is a heavier dose of iMovie than it should be a great tool for home editors.
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Re: Editors/producers/directors, questions about Final Cut Pro

According to Apple's website, Final Cut Express can run on integrated Intel processors, although "some FxPlug filters are not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors." The GPU is mostly used to render 3D effects. Regular video editing is more CPU intensive than GPU, and limited by hard drive speed, too. iMovie is great for regular video editing and effects, and Final Cut Express is more than adequate, although it gives you more flexibility to be creative. I've used those and Final Cut Pro, along with an older version of Adobe Premiere, and much prefer the Apple software (though I've heard good things about the new Premiere).

http://www.apple.com/finalcutexpress/specs.html



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