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    Who is still using Final Cut Studio 3 in 2019??
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    I recently returned to what i learned on.. FCP pre X and i'm so happy. Was seeing if anyone else was still using FCP 7 or parts of FCS 2 or 3?
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    I installed Final Cut Studio 3 on my macpro years ago. Still have it installed. Still use the computer sometimes but not fcs. Never really did as I've been a premiere guy since the late 90s. But it's there if I need it.

    I expect many would still use fcp7 if the new codecs didn't become a problem


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    Quote Originally Posted by firehawk View Post
    I installed Final Cut Studio 3 on my macpro years ago. Still have it installed. Still use the computer sometimes but not fcs. Never really did as I've been a premiere guy since the late 90s. But it's there if I need it.

    I expect many would still use fcp7 if the new codecs didn't become a problem
    FCPX (i think) is crap and I switched from premiere to from FCP7 in 2014 and had been using it until the last 2 weeks or so. Canceled my subscription to CC and found my old FCS3 discs from 2009. Saves me money and honestly i like FCP 7 better.. it does even seem the render quality is better as well.
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    The main issue is FCS won’t run on recent OSX.
    Why not use Resolve?


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    I would debate fcpx being crap. It is like learning to speak Japanese with your elbows but once you get past that it’s pretty cool. Could use some tweaks but it’s getting there and I don’t even have the latest version. Resolve also seems pretty cool from what little I’ve used it. 7 had its day but if youre still holding onto it youll wonder why after a short while with the new systems.


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    I would go to Resolve before I opened FCPX.

    Resolve is fast, free, and doesn't ask you to change the paradigm of editing over what you already know.
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    Not to flame any NLE debate wars, I was an FCP7 user & was forced into FCPX as an early adopter by my employer - it was pretty frustrating for several months and it took over a year for features to make their way in that had been a part of the old paradigm. Now all these years later I have cut three feature length documentaries, several short films, countless other projects and when I jump back into track based editing it feels very antiquated to me now. Plus that was $300 spent 6 years ago with all free updates, do the math on what your CC is over that time. Then there's the no-rendering and faster performance that comes with FCPX. I believe if you went through a month or so of working on projects that weren't under tight deadlines, it would be worth it for you to see the benefits of FCPX.


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    Yes, mist distinguish between fcpx when it started and now. I only got ito t last year. Resolve has a free version BUT it lacks many features from the full version... no fx other than titles/generators, no noise reduction and the face/beauty tools. Perhaps for basic edits free version would suffice but I would think any pro editor, even doing somewhat simple stuff would want the paid version.


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    About a year or so ago a client had a documentary project they were doing in fcp7 so it was handy that I still had it too. What little I've used it, I like it. I just never spent much time with it: Deadlines and lots to do and I already knew premiere so...

    After 20+ years I'll be moving away from premiere in the future though, as I won't do the rental CC.
    So I'm looking at replacements. Fcs3 won't work for me as a main NLE because all but one of my workstations are windows and now I shoot 4k which I dont think (?) will work with fcs3


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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlSutton View Post
    I believe if you went through a month or so of working on projects that weren't under tight deadlines, it would be worth it for you to see the benefits of FCPX.
    I don't have any projects that do NOT have tight deadlines.

    I don't have time to fiddle.

    When I jumped into Davinci Resolve it was intuitive, and it just worked.

    YMMV
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