Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How are Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere different?

Summary: As for the professional NLEs, a few years ago the answer was simple FCP or Premiere. Over the past 2 years the industry has gone through some major changes. Here we talk about the different between the Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere and give the solution of how to import any video into them for editing natively.

Apple abandoned FCP7 and launched an all new NLE called FCPX. It was a radical change and it broke many professional post houses workflows. This created a major backlash for Apple. FCPX has improved since launch and some Pros are using it.

Adobe Premiere has gained enormous market share from FCP users. Many loyal FCP editors refer to Premiere Pro CS6 as the FCP8 they wanted but did not get. Premiere has become far more professional, stable and powerful over the past couple of years.

Since the release of Final Cut Pro X, there have been a number of professional video editors moving to Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, due to Apple's seeming lack of interest in the professional market.

I'm not to sure about the recent updates for FCP, but last I heard there were a great many features that were considered necessary tools for professional work that Apple had decided not to include.

I've been cutting on Adobe Premiere Pro for years now, and I love everything about it. The Mercury Playback Engine makes rendering simple effects unnecessary, and the integration with the rest of the Adobe Creative Suite is simply phenomenal. 

Premiere Pro let's you edit most video formats natively (P2, Red, Arri, Canon XF, etc.) without having to transcode into an intermediate codec like Apple ProRes.

In the rest of the article we talk about how to import any video into them for editing natively.

As we all know that like all the = professional non-linear video editing program, Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere different also has its own native editing codec - MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere and Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro, which is specially designed for nonlinear editing and complex multi-generation composing in post production. To create Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere editing codec, you can download Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac(read the review), a professional Mac video decoder to beneficially encode all kinds of videos to Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere optimized MPEG-2/Apple ProRes codec.

Moreover, Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac also allows you to customize profile settings to get a desired and better output. Movie creation with this program is no big deal. You can edit your video files by trimming, cropping, attaching external subtitles, adding watermarks, change video effect, etc

By the way, if your are a one hundred percent Windows user, please turn to Pavtube HD Video Converter. It has the same ability as Mac version.

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How to Convert any Video to Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere for Smoothly Editing

Step 1: Input video files.

Start the program on your computer, add video to the program by clicking the "Add Video" or "Add folder" button. 

Step 2: Choose format to output.

For FCP users, from "Format" drop-down option, choose "Final Cut Pro"> "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" as output format. To output higher quality video, it is ideal for you to output "Apple Prores 422(*.mov)" or "Apple Prores 422(HQ)(*.mov)" format. To output small size video, choose Apple Prores 422(LT)(*.mov) or Apple Prores 422(Proxy)(*.mov) format.

For Premiere users, click "Format" bar, from its drop-down list, select "Adobe Premiere Pro/Son..." > "MPEG-2 (*.mpg)" to output for editing with Premiere Pro CC.

Step 3: Customize output video and audio settings.

Open "Profile Settings" window to adjust output video and audio parameter settings according to your own preference.

Step 4: Start the conversion process.

After all the setting is over, go back to the main interface and hit right-bottom "Convert" button to start the Apple Prores 422 or MPEG-2 conversion process.

When the conversion is completed, launch FCP/Premiere and import the converted video to it and then you can be editing the converted video smoothly.

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