WHY I SWITCHED FROM ADOBE PREMIERE TO APPLE’S FINAL CUT PRO X
For the last few years, I had a custom PC that I used for editing videos. Whether it was for one of my clients, or for my own promotional material, my main bread and butter program for editing video was one of the industries standards, Adobe Premiere. With it’s built in integration to the rest of the Adobe Creative Cloud, edits in Photoshop or Illustrator are updated across programs. It’s one of the programs strengths and something I love about it. And then tragedy struck.
Perhaps due to a bug in a certain streaming service, my PC died. After just spending money to upgrade the hard drive and RAM, my main editing machine just went kaput. I still had work I needed to do. I still had clients who needed their videos edited. It was around this time that I was beginning to travel more for work as well.
So the question became, do I get a Windows based PC and continue using Premiere or do I get a MacBook Pro and switch to Final Cut Pro X?
A few factors came into my decision;
I’m deep into both the Windows and Apple ecosystems, but I had begun relying more on iCloud services in the past few months.
I needed power. I wanted to future proof myself for when I began editing video in 4k. Whatever laptop I ended up getting needed to be light enough for me to carry through airport terminals without feeling like I’m carrying an airport terminal — this wrote off gaming laptops like ASUS wonderful Republic of Gaming machines but kept machines like Razer’s Switchblade (with an eGPU down the line) as an option.