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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #1
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Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

I am using Adobe Premiere Pro and the raw files import just fine.

I was wondering if anyone is using Final Cut Pro X and how it compares
to Adobe Premiere Pro?

Are the Canon XF 100 raw files easy to import in Final Cut Pro X?

Anyone use both?

Which program do you prefer and why?

Thanks for the input.

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Old March 23rd, 2013, 11:37 PM   #2
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

Well I really have not used PP, but in FCPX you have to install a plug-in from canon to enable FCPX to import MXF files. In my case is not a problem or anything like that, it does not transcode to pro-res, it just basically re-wrap the files from MXF to a MOV container, therefore, it works smoothly in PPro.

My understanding is that if you want or need to keep the MXFs and use the originals straight to the timeline, maybe PPro is ok for you since you know how to use it already but as I said, I use FCPX only and I tried PP once but couldn't even import the files, so I don't know how that works.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 12:13 PM   #3
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

Thanks for the info.
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Old March 24th, 2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

You dont import the mxf but ingest them with the Media Browser if the files are in there original directories.
You can also load them into XF utility and export them as single mxf files with no directorie.
These files you can import into the Project Window.
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Old March 26th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #5
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Oh that is good to know Ann, sounds like an extra step to do but I will try PP on my next project!
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Old April 19th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #6
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

Here's an answer to my own question.

I tried editing the footage in Final Cut Pro X latest version as of April 15 2013.

I prefer Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.

The video seems to play better and smoother with less dropped frames in Adobe.

I also find it easier to edit and sync up audio in the timeline.

Personal preference I guess.

Anyone else experience dropped frames on playback with Final Cut Pro X?

The MXF files seem to work much better in Adobe as far as I can tell.

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Old April 20th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #7
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

That's interesting Craig. I only have experience with PP, but I was under the impression that PP was more demanding on system resources that FCP. My XF300 files seem to easier on the system than H.264 files from my 1D4 DSLR, which I guess is to do with dealing with the high rates of compression with the DSLR files.

What sort of system specs are you editing on out of interest?
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Old April 20th, 2013, 01:42 PM   #8
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Re: Final Cut Pro X VS Adobe Premiere Pro?

I am using a 2011 Imac.

3.4 GHZ Quad Core I7
16 GB 1333 MHZ DDR3 Sdram
AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2Gb

The video card isn't supported so I can't take full advantage of the
Mercury playback engine.

The MXF files just seem to play smoother in Adobe Pro CS6.

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Old April 20th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #9
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Craig, I know next to nothing about Macs, but are there definitely no Mercury Playback hacks for the iMac?

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