April 16, 2018 at 11:15PM


The difference between PP, FCP and DR?

Recently I did a gig where the person in charge insisted that I edit his projects on FCP only. I like to edit almost everything I do on DaVinci Resolve. Most of my cameras are on the Blackmagic line so I've found DaVinci Resolve great to edit, color and deliver on. I've used all three platforms at one point to edit, but I wonder if there are any advantages or disadvantages to editing on any one of these platforms? It seems PP is the professional standard, but why?

Will what I edit on affect the final project or the final outcome? Having to learn FCP was a bit of a set back in that my editing was much slower from having to learn a new editing platform.

Thanks NFS!


FCP and Davinci are only video editors. PP is also only a video editor, but I think it becomes standard because of its integration with Photoshop, After Effects, etc. I use the CC offerings from Adobe. I can edit a title in Photoshop and put the .psd file directly into premiere. Then I can make an effect in after effects and drop it right into premiere without rendering as an .ae file. If I need to change the color of the title or the way the effect looks, I open my software, edit it, click save and it's already fixed in premiere. This is the only reason I see why people like the Adobe suite over other offerings. The workflow.

April 21, 2018 at 8:17AM

Matthias Claflin

Right on, thanks!

April 22, 2018 at 9:30AM


I would stick with DR, if I were you. I use FCPX to edit small projects not needing much 'finishing' but, I use DR for anything else. DR can handle just about anything you throw at it. Not so sure with PP.

April 22, 2018 at 9:37AM

Richard Krall

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