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Sep 18, 2011 12:42 |  #1

i do wedding videos with a couple of 5d's. I currently have a toshiba laptop with 8g of ram, and sony vegas. I don't want to even get into my sony vegas bugs, but i have to convert all my footave from mov (what they come from off my 5d) to avi for sony vegas to run properly without errors. something that takes a few hours to do with all my clips. I heard that an imac with final cut pro you can just take them straight from a 5d, 7d, or 60 d in mov format and do your project and render it into mp4 without converting to avi. is this true? if so i think the cash is worth it. These sony vegas errors are costing me HOURS per project!!




  
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Sep 18, 2011 14:46 |  #2

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I have a Toshiba R705 laptop and use Vegas. I've never had to do any of that. I downloaded the Apple software for avi when I first got Vegas because Vegas prompted me too, and never had to tell/force any footage to be converted to work in Vegas. I copy from my SD card into a folder labelled whatever the project is on my laptop, and drop the files I want into Vegas from that folder. No hassle no fuss.


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Sep 18, 2011 14:55 |  #3

We have both.. I7 pc 9gb with Vegas and an Imac I7, 12gb with FCPx. Nothing needs converted with the iMac. We just edited a wedding with 110gb of footage without a glitch. It definitely saves time and FCPx is actually pretty similar to Vegas.


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Sep 19, 2011 07:22 as a reply to  @ Drozz119's post |  #4

I run Vegas on a Dell laptop with 8gig and it is far from satisfactory. Will crash on most projects and a clean render out is no better than a 50/50 chance.
Have installed a "fix" which allowed it to address the full 8gig (it doesn't by default) which helped but still couldn't be considered a stable solution on my set up.


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Sep 19, 2011 22:10 as a reply to  @ John Sims's post |  #5

I've never had any work experience with editing vids on a pc I've always used a macbook and final cut works great for me.

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Sep 20, 2011 01:43 as a reply to  @ Photo99's post |  #6

If you run Final Cut Pro X you can import and edit native files straight from your Canon DSLR. If however, you have Final Cut Pro 7 (the previous version) you do need to convert the files first. The Canon EOS Plugin for Final Cut Pro makes this easy. For this, I convert them to Apple ProRes 422 and create a dmg file and edit that, it works very well. Here is a very easy to follow video tutorial that will help you through the process.

http://www.youtube.com …panictv#p/u/6/1​fqTxX1zamo (external link)

Recently I have been editing with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 which also allows you to edit your Canon DSLR footage natively. I like that, and the speed that comes from it being 64 bit, but I do miss some of the features of Final Cut Pro 7.

To summarize:
Final Cut Pro 7 - Need to convert.
Final Cut Pro X - Works with unconverted/native footage.
Premiere Pro CS5 - Works with unconverted/native footage.


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