July 29, 2016 at 12:58PM
Thinking of switching to new editing software
Check my thinking, please.
a) I mostly edit multi-camera how-to videos, e.g. long form. Yes, occasionally I do a bumper or a 30-sec spot, but it's primarily longer stuff - and cuts are 99.99% of the transitions. This includes documentaries, the odd government promo, but never weddings.
b) I'm not certain 4K is realistically in my future because we still deliver on DVDs but more and more it's for YouTube these days.
Anyway, I've switched editing software in the past and it sucks because all the second nature stuff has to be re-learned - hate this. Unfortunately, while I've been using Sony Vegas since before it was Sony, they unloaded it and now it's Magix. This has me thinking of going in a new direction instead of waiting on a new team to get up to speed. Grok where I'm coming from? And yes, I do have a budget, say $1000.
To begin, I don't care for Adobe's subscription model so that leaves Premier Pro out of my consideration. I'm also not sure I want to get involved with Avid (due to my perception of dealing with their support), so that leave Media Composer out also. Since we're a PC-shop, I believe that leaves FCX out - added to which, I get the feeling Apple is like Hotel California and don't play well with others so because I don't like being trapped, that's out.
I've narrowed the list to DaVinci Resolve. Who have I left out? I'd very much appreciate your thoughts. Oh and please note, I'm a one-man-band, e.g. a closed shop so consideration of hiring editors with previous experience isn't that high on the list. Neither do I have religion about the decision because it's a tool. Thanks!