Re: [videoblogging] Need buying help

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Sounds like you answered your own question.

This url shows a comparison ch=
art on Final Cut vs. Final Express if you=B9ve
not seen it already.

http:/=
/www.dvshop.ca/software/finalcutcomp.html

Its hard to make a call based on=
not really knowing what your goals are.
I=B9ve owned FCP since day one and=
my need with it fluctuates over time. I=B9ve
used iMovie at times to simpl=
ify my thinking processes but I=B9m very glad
that I=B9ve got FCP now and I=
would have run into problems with the lack of
certain functionality in FCE=
and that would mainly be some of the keyframing
issues but overall FCE rea=
lly has everything you need. Like I said….the
fact that FCE keyframes in =
motion only kind of bugs me.

I don=B9t need DVD Studio Pro. iDVD does ever=
ything I need. I just bought
Motion at Siggraph from Unitek for $269. Motio=
n has a lot of potential in
the course of development. Motion was developed=
by the software team that
developed Combustion. They originally worked for=
Discreet/Autodesk until
Audtodesk dumped the team to move production elsew=
here and then Apple picked
them up in whole to do Motion. I was offered a j=
ob by Apple software
development last year to work on that product but turn=
ed it down for a
number of reasons. I=B9m blabbing.

What kind of system wo=
uld you be running all this on? I=B9m pretty much
shooting all my material =
for the web at 320×240 and happily run FCP on a
1ghz 12 inch PowerBook. I=
=B9ve not tested Motion enough yet to see if I can
work it on the PowerBook=
but friends are saying they wish they had a big o=B9
G5 to run it on.

Nu=
ff said.

shannon

On 8/14/04 9:19 PM, "Eric Rice" <eric@…> wr=
ote:

> Hi campers. Okay. I was going to get Apple's Production Suite (Fina=
l Cut Pro
> HD, DVD
> Studio PRO, Motion).
>
> $1299. Eh, steep, but I ca=
n deal.
>
> Enter Final Cut Express, all I really need. $299. Way better.
=
> But then, Motion. Is. Awesome.
> Another $299.
>
> So, nearly $600 bucks=
. Almost to 1300.
>
> Question is: FCE will do all I need, and Motion will=
do the stuff I want to do
> but might not
> NEED to do Right Now. I also =
don't have a need to make DVDs beyond iDVD.
> Sacriligeous,
> but true.
> =

> Should I just get FCE, and work it to the gills, and if need be, get Mot=
ion?
> Or should I bite
> the bullet and get the full Prod Suite?
>
> Per=
sonally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed.
>
>

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<FONT FACE=3D"Verdana">Sounds like you answered your own question.<BR=
>
<BR>
This url shows a comparison chart on Final Cut vs. Final Express if =
you’ve not seen it already.<BR>
<BR>
http://www.dvshop.ca/software/fi=
nalcutcomp.html<BR>
<BR>
Its hard to make a call based on not really knowin=
g what your goals are. I’ve owned FCP since day one and my need with =
it fluctuates over time. I’ve used iMovie at times to simplify my thi=
nking processes but I’m very glad that I’ve got FCP now and I w=
ould have run into problems with the lack of certain functionality in FCE a=
nd that would mainly be some of the keyframing issues but overall FCE reall=
y has everything you need. Like I said….the fact that FCE keyframes in mo=
tion only kind of bugs me. <BR>
<BR>
I don’t need DVD Studio Pro. iDV=
D does everything I need. I just bought Motion at Siggraph from Unitek for =
$269. Motion has a lot of potential in the course of development. Motion wa=
s developed by the software team that developed Combustion. They originally=
worked for Discreet/Autodesk until Audtodesk dumped the team to move produ=
ction elsewhere and then Apple picked them up in whole to do Motion. I was =
offered a job by Apple software development last year to work on that produ=
ct but turned it down for a number of reasons. I’m blabbing. <BR>
<BR=
>
What kind of system would you be running all this on? I’m pretty mu=
ch shooting all my material for the web at 320×240 and happily run FCP on a=
1ghz 12 inch PowerBook. I’ve not tested Motion enough yet to see if =
I can work it on the PowerBook but friends are saying they wish they had a =
big o’ G5 to run it on. <BR>
<BR>
Nuff said. <BR>
<BR>
shannon<BR>
<B=
R>
<BR>
On 8/14/04 9:19 PM, "Eric Rice" <eric@…>=
wrote:<BR>
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</FONT><BLOCKQUOTE><FONT FACE=3D"New York"><TT>Hi campers.=
Okay. I was going to get Apple's Production Suite (Final Cut Pro HD, DVD <=
BR>
Studio PRO, Motion).<BR>
<BR>
$1299. Eh, steep, but I can deal.<BR>
<BR=
>
Enter Final Cut Express, all I really need. $299. Way better.<BR>
But the=
n, Motion. Is. Awesome.<BR>
Another $299.<BR>
<BR>
So, nearly $600 bucks. A=
lmost to 1300.<BR>
<BR>
Question is: FCE will do all I need, and Motion wil=
l do the stuff I want to do but might not <BR>
NEED to do Right Now. I also=
don't have a need to make DVDs beyond iDVD. Sacriligeous, <BR>
but true.<B=
R>
<BR>
Should I just get FCE, and work it to the gills, and if need be, ge=
t Motion? Or should I bite <BR>
the bullet and get the full Prod Suite?<BR>=

<BR>
Personally, my gut says, go FCE and upgrade along the way as needed.<=
BR>
<BR>
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