Why I’m Switching to Abobe Premiere, not Final Cut X

MediaStorm by Eric Mailerson

Editor’s note: After seven years working with Apple’s Final Cut Pro, we have decided to begin using the Adobe Production Suite. We were early adopters of FCP 7 and considered making the switch to FCP X. In the end, we felt more comfortable with Adobe’s product than Apple’s FCP X. We know that many people in the industry are struggling with the same decision, so our producers have agreed to share their reasoning for the switch. This post from Eric Maierson explains the overarching reasoning for the switch. Tim McLaughlin also posted with some details of his experiences editing in both FCP X and Premiere.

I love Apple.

I’ve loved Apple since my Apple IIe at 13 and my Macintosh in graduate school. Today, I have an iPhone, an iPad, an iMac and a MacBook Air. I am perhaps the very definition of that unfortunate word: a fanboi.

And so the decision to leave my beloved Final Cut has not been an easy one. It has been filled with all the tumult of a breakup: the back-and-forth, the indecision, the attempt to give it one more chance. read more...

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