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Old February 19th, 2006, 04:24 PM   #16
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A few thoughts:

- CF2 is not available yet thought it was expected at last years NAB.
- CF1.5 will only input/output 8-bit RGB data in FCP as it functions as a AE plug in. Internal processing is 32 bit float though. This will not change in CF2 but there is now a standalone app that will work like Finaltouch does thru XML.
- Finaltouch needs you to export your project as XML. When I tested it there were problems with if I had nested stuff, and some layers. Straight cuts were fine. This was 8 months ago though. Some problems also occurred when I tried to update the final touch session with an updated XML (New cut from FCP)
- CF is flexible because it's a plugin inside FCP, Finaltouch has the upper hand on features and interface.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 10:31 PM   #17
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Thanks for the great points. I think I'm going to go with FinalTouch. If CF2 was out, then I'd probably go with that, but I think I'd like to learn FinalTouch. I talked with one of the people who works at Silicon Color and he said that FT and FCP talk very well together now. It's possible that they have done some upgrades, like you said, this was like 8 mos ago.
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