Hi everyone, I decided to post this new thread to ask opinions based on your experiences.
I recently moved from PC to Mac and I'm loving every minute of it, and is not that I don't have a PC anymore, I do have it, and I use it, but so far Mac has gave me a better experience and performance when working with media, both photos and videos. Overall it is faster and more stable working on a Mac than on a PC.
This brings me to the title of this post, FCP vs. Avid.
When I first went to college with the desire of becoming a video editor, I registered for TV Production and I took a Final Cut Pro class which I loved but to me it sucked that it was only for Macs and at that time I couldn't afford to buy one. After I decided not to keep going to college, and a few years after that I took 3 of the main Avid courses... It totally blew my mind the whole Avid interface and workflow... I found FCT more user friendly but Avid was more "technical" if I could say?
So, personally I like both programs. I would dare to say I prefer Avid over FCP, but the limited amount of Video Filters and Transitions that Avid comes with made me go for FCP. I even saw an editor talking about both programs which mentioned a couple of things I agree with and I didn't think of, one of them is the fact that you can easily move clips around by mistake with the mouse pointer in FCP when in Avid you don't unless you select the specific tool.
Good thing is that Apple can run both FCP and Avid, so I have the choice of using either or, unlike PC who can run Avid only.
Last but not least, I've noticed that most professional companies and movie makers use Avid more than FCP.
Any thoughts or anything any of you would like to add?