I know I’m not the only editor on the planet that edits on different systems.
How many editors out there can’t jump out of Final Cut and into Avid, Premiere or any other software without feeling somewhat at home right away?
Once you know how to edit, you just need to learn the short cuts in different software packages.
When I’m at work, I edit using Quantel’s Qedit and Qedit+. At home, I’m all over Final Cut Studio 2.
These two systems are very different even though the fundamental editing functions remain the same.
I have to tell you, switching back and forth takes a little time to get used to. Features that I love in each aren’t present in both.
That kind of sucks.
I can adjust edit and adjust audio levels in Quantel with blinding speed. (We’re paid to be fast editors. It’s live television after all.)
I wish I was just as fast with Final Cut but I’m not.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing as I’m cutting a film at home. It requires more time and careful shot selection and pacing.
I suppose I’m just complaining about nothing.
I love both systems.
Actually, I don’t really have complaints. I’m just enjoying the ins and outs of editing.
PS: That lame joke is there on purpose and I don’t feel bad at all.