Monday, May 5, 2008

Software Comparison

A friend of yours is new to movie making. They have a Mac and wonder about the differences between software choices. What do you tell them? For full credit for this week's blog, be sure to explain the similarities AND differences of iMovie HD, iMovie '08, and Final Cut Pro.

6 comments:

jacquelinep said...

WEll first of all final cut allows you to do motion so you can create your own symbol. And you can play more than one screen at a time. In imovie hd you can do more effects with text. In imovie 08 you can have both the clips and the clips trimmed showing instead of having to insert again. Both imovie hd and 08 have cool text features but imovie hd has more and you can layer them for a cooler effect.

AmandaH said...

iMovie HD would probably be the best choice for people just starting out with mac's, its the easiest to use and has templates.

iMovie '08 is a newer version of HD and has everyting HD has with a little more, like the ability to see the original and edited clips.

Final Cut Pro is the most difficult of the three, it's almost completely different. You can use motion for intros. and do split screens and show two or more video clips at once.

Connor said...

I would recommend iMovie 08 to the friend. For me this was the one that was easiest to figure out just by clicking on things. iMovie HD showed to much extra stuff that confused me a little bit. I would tell them to stay away from Final Cut Pro until they became very familiar with movie making and more comfortable with editing footage. I would recommend for them to just check out both iMovie 08 and HD just to see which one they felt most comfortable in.

MichaelH said...

Well the Final Cut Pro program is the most recent and the most high tech program that you can use and it will have the most features out of the three programs. However all of them will give you the chance to become a pro and movie production. Also in FCP you can seperate and layer the video and audio files that you bring into your computer.

Anonymous said...

I think that imovie08 would be the easiest to teach somebody because it is all in front of you and self explanatory. In imovie HD you have to click on many different things in order to find what you want. I wouldn't recommend final cut pro to anyone new, becuase I still don't really understand how to use it. I think final cut pro has alot more options and can make a better movie but it is hard to learn all the different things that you have to do to make it good. They are all great to make movies but I think they each have a level of difficulty.

keshia said...

I would tell them to use IMovie HD if they wanted a program easy to work with. iMovie HD I think was the easiest to edit in for me. iMovie 08 is a newer version of iMovie HD and can do a couple different things like change each letter colors but I think is mostly the same as iMovie HD. If my friend wanted a professional looking film I would tell them to use Final Cut Pro. I would tell them that out of the three it's probably the most difficult but would make the better movie. In Final Cut Pro you can use Motion or play more than screen at a time and has a lot of different effects you can work with.