Until recently I’ve been using Final Cut Express to edit most of my videos. I’ll be the first to admit my video editing skills are rudimentary at best and Final Cut Express was perfectly adequate for me. Sure, FCE had its problems but it worked fine for me.
Recently, however, we got Final Cut Pro, the latest version of Final Cut. I’ve produced only two videos with FCP and while I’m still a video-editing beginner, FCP makes editing a lot easier. I barely know my way around the program but I’ve learned that FCP makes editing life easier in a lot of ways. You can easily catalog video clips before dropping them into the timeline. There is no render time and the program automatically saves the project. I look forward to learning more about the program.
My most recent effort:
I shot this using my Nikon Coolpix P7100 point-and-shoot. I prefer using it to my Canon 1D Mark IV because it’s got image stabilization, the LCD screen pivots out and up for easier viewing and it shoots full hi-def video. Also, it accepts an external microphone. There are some drawbacks to using this camera but for me, it’s just a much easier camera to use. For my video skill level this point-and-shoot works great.