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#1 Christian Byrne

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:52 PM

First post here, so I'd like to say say hello!

I'm currently applying around at different production houses and a few editing companies for an unpaid internship. Do you think It's worth learning FCP 7? Do enough companies use it for it to be worth learning?

 

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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 04:58 AM

I suspect FCP 7 will be used for a while yet, many users are holding off changing in the short term. Editors commonly have to use a number NLE's, so what's learning one more, although the longer term future won't lie with FCP 7. How worthwhile it is depends on your local market, just because a new FCP comes out, doesn't mean everyone is rushing to change, especially if it doesn't meet their requirements.

 

The important bit is the contacts you make at these companies, the quality of their work and the longer term editing skills.


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#3 Mark McCann

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:29 PM

It's worth learning absolutely,


It will teach all the basics and advanced techniques that you can do in nearly every piece of editing software.

 

Although I Do doubt it will be around much longer, with the increase in resolutions and file sizes coming from cameras a 32bit editing software won't be able to cope for much longer, Id personally recommend Adobe Premier CS6 or Avid Media Composer.


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