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IceBox-Murdock
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[size=14.6667px]I am a Mac user. I have apple ecosystem and I am ready to buy the Final Cut Pro to edit my videos from my drones. I was using the free iMovie but I need more features. I was able to download the free trial for 30 days. I was able to learn iMovie since I am a little techy but I am having a hard time to figure out how to use the Final cut pro properly. Now I am having some dilemma if I will be able to utilize the $300 software. I need your help here who had a good amount of experience with the software. Is it worth the $300 or should I look for other options like Adobe Premier? Which one is user-friendly?
[size=14.6667px]All your inputs will be appreciated. Help me decide.
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I think Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 has good capability and versatility but so does Final Cut Pro, except it's only available on Mac. Microsoft Movie Maker is easy and does decent enough job, but it's only available up to 1080p though rendering speeds are much faster than Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. Personally I prefer DivX Converter to stitch and up-convert my Spark videos from 1080p to 4K, and you can create cinematic anamorphic 21:9 scale better with DivX than Final Cut or Adobe since you do not have to crop the image, DivX scales down the image exactly as you had before, it doesn't cut any of the picture.

I've taken all my 1080p Blu-rays that are in 16:9 aspect ratio and converted them because I watch them on a wall off my smartprojector and the black horizontal borders do not show like they do on a smartTV.

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So far Adobe seems to be the best, I switch between that and Movavi
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I use Cyberlink Power Director 16, user friendly, lifetime purchase. Huge assortment of free elements, transitions ect..Power Director 16  Many U-Tube tutorials as well.
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I use and love Adobe Premiere Pro 2018.  I really love all of the things you can do with it.  I also sometimes use Cyberlink power director and that is good as well.  
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-5-2 09:30
I think Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 has good capability and versatility but so does Final Cut Pro, except it's only available on Mac. Microsoft Movie Maker is easy and does decent enough job, but it's only available up to 1080p though rendering speeds are much faster than Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. Personally I prefer DivX Converter to stitch and up-convert my Spark videos from 1080p to 4K, and you can create cinematic anamorphic 21:9 scale better with DivX than Final Cut or Adobe since you do not have to crop the image, DivX scales down the image exactly as you had before, it doesn't cut any of the picture. I've taken all my 1080p Blu-rays that are in 16:9 aspect ratio and converted them because I watch them on a wall off my smartprojector and the black horizontal borders do not show like they do on a smartTV.

Microsoft movie maker has been discontinued.....that’s what I used to use...☹️
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I have no doubt that Final Cut Pro is the best, but I was unprepared to pay the high price. After some searching settled on Wondershare Filmora, and am very happy with it.
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DaVinci Resolve. Steep learning curve, but once you get it, it's great, and the price is right.
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The “best” anything is subjective and comes down to personal preference. =)

Both of them have their merits and they are both powerful, bad-ass pieces of software that are worth their sticker price. Mess around with both and once you make your call, look for tutorials online, there are a bazillion of them.

Personally, I use Final Cut Pro X. It makes more sense to me than Adobe Premiere Pro.
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Tomcatuk Posted at 2018-5-2 14:09
Microsoft movie maker has been discontinued.....that’s what I used to use...☹️

You can download the software here under this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/ ... tI/view?usp=sharing

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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-5-2 16:40
You can download the software here under this link:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XgLMBH6uxtvMEBNjVArdnusoGxtSNztI/view?usp=sharing

Useful information, thanks for sharing.
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davidmartingraf Posted at 2018-5-2 09:30
I think Adobe Premiere Pro 2018 has good capability and versatility but so does Final Cut Pro, except it's only available on Mac. Microsoft Movie Maker is easy and does decent enough job, but it's only available up to 1080p though rendering speeds are much faster than Final Cut and Adobe Premiere. Personally I prefer DivX Converter to stitch and up-convert my Spark videos from 1080p to 4K, and you can create cinematic anamorphic 21:9 scale better with DivX than Final Cut or Adobe since you do not have to crop the image, DivX scales down the image exactly as you had before, it doesn't cut any of the picture.

I've taken all my 1080p Blu-rays that are in 16:9 aspect ratio and converted them because I watch them on a wall off my smartprojector and the black horizontal borders do not show like they do on a smartTV.

I am new to this video editing and I thought I don't have enough patience to edit my videos until I tried editing in iMovie. Its a lot of work but its very fulfilling to see watch the videos I've taken with my drone.  iMovie is a good editor but it has limited features. Thanks for your input! I appreciate it.
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forbsie Posted at 2018-5-2 14:35
I have no doubt that Final Cut Pro is the best, but I was unprepared to pay the high price. After some searching settled on Wondershare Filmora, and am very happy with it.

Thank you for your input. I bet Final Cut Pro is a good one but I cannot figure out how to use it.
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ChaosKnign Posted at 2018-5-2 16:32
The “best” anything is subjective and comes down to personal preference. =)

Both of them have their merits and they are both powerful, bad-ass pieces of software that are worth their sticker price. Mess around with both and once you make your call, look for tutorials online, there are a bazillion of them.

I am talking about personal preference. Like what you said, you use FCP. It may not be the best but as a Mac user, I was thinking of paying one time and get updates compared to Adobe that requires a subscription. Now I have to figure out how to use it.
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IceBox-Murdock Posted at 2018-5-3 11:03
I am new to this video editing and I thought I don't have enough patience to edit my videos until I tried editing in iMovie. Its a lot of work but its very fulfilling to see watch the videos I've taken with my drone.  iMovie is a good editor but it has limited features. Thanks for your input! I appreciate it.

iMovie is suitable if you find it helpful for your video editing. It all comes down to whatever works for you, if you aren't needing big production software than any capable application can get the job done.
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forbsie Posted at 2018-5-2 14:35
I have no doubt that Final Cut Pro is the best, but I was unprepared to pay the high price. After some searching settled on Wondershare Filmora, and am very happy with it.

Thank you for your input.
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QuadKid Posted at 2018-5-2 11:00
I use Cyberlink Power Director 16, user friendly, lifetime purchase. Huge assortment of free elements, transitions ect..Power Director 16  Many U-Tube tutorials as well.

I like PowerDirector too, but sometimes it feels a bit limited
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Wow thanks for that, will grab it once on the pc :-) Bit of fiddling about but been getting them onto the iPad and doing simple edit on that using iMovie thanks again for the link.

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SparksBird Posted at 2018-5-2 11:13
I use and love Adobe Premiere Pro 2018.  I really love all of the things you can do with it.  I also sometimes use Cyberlink power director and that is good as well.

I did look at adobe  but companies now seem to want you to pay monthly for software and I would simply want to buy outright.
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JJBspark
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Wondershare Filmora for me!
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I mostly use Davinci Resolve 15 but on occasion I do use Cyberlink Power Direct.
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Personally i use Sony Vegas Platinum Pro for my editing. Is very straight forward to use and does a great job (i think so anyway).
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Tomcatuk Posted at 2018-5-6 07:20
Wow thanks for that, will grab it once on the pc :-) Bit of fiddling about but been getting them onto the iPad and doing simple edit on that using iMovie thanks again for the link.

Sure that version of Movie Maker syncs properly to the Microsoft server. It's true that Windows Essentials cursory download was discontinued last year, Microsoft Disability Answer Desk walked me through installing the larger version that still works. Movie Maker has always been a nice quick and dirty application to edit videos on the go.

There are some other applications still you can buy the software, such as Magix Movie Edit Pro and Sony Movie Studio (which Magix acquired).
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