From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 20 2009 - 09:54:10 PDT
Based on playing around with the previous iMovie and watching a demo
of iMovie 09 (it's on the provideocoalition.com site) I would suggest
trying iMovie 09 & considering it for this....
I rather like the 'hands on' access to source material aspect of
iMovie; thefact it's made for "non sophistcates" is not n itself a
bad thing --
you can breeze through a whole bunch of essentially open clips rather
than continully mousing in and out of a viewer window; FCP (and
Premiere and Avid) are too much database-oriented.....
..If you think about it, FCP is essentially a sophisticated Quicktime
controller with a database attached and a render engine; in fact it's
no more than that......
True enough audio splits & 100 tricks will be easier in FCP, but for
the essential qualities of constructed moving images which represent
space, over time -- I think the 'pro' editing apps have got it wrong
on a very basic level --
Anyway they'll be force fed FCP soon enough;
JUST a thought, don't take this as gospel....
ps I don't know if '09 uses the full raster esp. with interlace
material in HD - I seem to remeber Mike Curtis saying iMovie '08 was
actually doubling single fields in its HD modes.... to speed things
up for the consumer users, but problematic for serious use ---
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