FCPX vs. Premiere Pro CS5.5 for Final Cut Pro 7 Editors

Though Final Cut Pro X is billed as an upgrade, it’s really a totally new program in most respects. New interface to learn, new plug-ins, new project files, no looking back for Apple. So if you’re a Final Cut Pro 7 editor, you have to choose a new editor.

The two most logical choices are FCPX and Adobe CS 5.5, which I compare in this article. Interestingly, Premiere Pro shares a common interface with FCP 7, can load FCP 7 projects and runs most of the same plug-ins. Heck, Premiere Pro is a more natural upgrade to FCP 7 than FCPX!

Think not? Read my analysis here.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video (https://amzn.to/3kV6R1j) and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less (https://amzn.to/3ZJih7e). I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at https://bit.ly/slc_courses. I currently work as www.netint.com as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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