Edius 2.5: Any advantage over Premiere Pro?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by faster_framerates, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. I have Premiere Pro (v 1.0) and a Canopus ACEDVio card. I am definitely
    getting ProCoder 2.0 based on the functionality and MPEG-2 quality. I also
    like its integration with Premiere -- as a plug-in. (The MainConcept encoder
    that comes with Premiere seems sub-par to me, even after tweaking all the
    available settings.)

    I've downloaded the Edius 2.5 demo and am currently trying it out. Seems
    comparible to Premiere Pro. So, here's my question for Edius owners:

    Is there anything within Edius that Premiere Pro doesn't offer and you can't
    do without?

    Right now, the Adobe integration between Premiere, Encore and After Effects
    is still winning me over.


    - f_f
    faster_framerates, Aug 4, 2004
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  2. TIA,

    I think you should put this message on Canopus forum as well.

    I have use mainly Edius over Premier Pro 1.5 but with the new Canopus plugin
    for Premiere I think it works very well with my DVStorm2 card.
    However, if you use Canopus hardware I think Edius has an edge over
    Premiere. Edius came on the market last summer and developed very fastly
    during this first year from version 1 to 2.5.

    Peter O Sjostrand, Aug 4, 2004
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  3. Yeah, that's odd. I have a friend who bought every update of Edius,
    because newer is better, and I mucked around with all of them, but I
    haven't seen a significant improvement to jump to a version 2 all of a
    sudden. It's more like v 1.5 really.

    Anyway, it's nice for quick and dirty work, especially if you have
    Storm 2-card. But it's audio-editing is not that great (although the
    2.5 supports VST-plug-in linking). Oh, these are actually the only
    third-party plug-ins Edius supports. But the main drawback for me to
    _not_ buy it, is lack of EDL-support, otherwise I would buy it in a
    heartbeat to do offline edits.


    Martin Heffels, Aug 4, 2004
  4. I think you should put this message on Canopus forum as well.
    Yeah, I thought of that after turning off my computer last night. Thanks for
    your input!

    - f_f
    faster_framerates, Aug 4, 2004
  5. Anyway, it's nice for quick and dirty work, especially if you have

    So, in your opinion, is Edius better suited for owners with dedicated
    Canopus hardware like Storm and Raptor?

    - f_f
    faster_framerates, Aug 4, 2004
  6. Yes. And yes, because IMHO most users use only 10% of the capability
    of "big-uns" like Premiere or FCP or AVID, and these 10% you can do in
    Edius, probably much faster too.


    Martin Heffels, Aug 5, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    Probably right - I use Premiere Pro, and for at least 90% of my professional
    work, I use only the most basic functions. But I'm used to the Premiere
    system, so I stick with what I know...
    Tony, Aug 5, 2004
  8. Yes, that is a good reason to stick with it. A busy professional
    doesn't really have the time to sit down and learn another program.


    Martin Heffels, Aug 5, 2004
  9. faster_framerates

    Tony Guest

    The DV Storm comes with "Storm Edit" - Canopus' basic editing software. It
    has a much simpler interface that Premiere and a much shorter learning
    curve, but it takes me twice as long to do anything with it as it does in
    Premiere. For starters, none of the keyboard shortcuts are the same!

    The only editing programs I think I would take the time to learn at this
    point are Avid and Final Cut - since they could mean more business (hiring
    out as an editor on those systems). Anything else just isn't worth it.
    Tony, Aug 6, 2004
  10. Oh, but you can reprogram Premiere's keys to StormEdit's ;-)
    Agreed. But hey, there are a million opinions on this :)


    Martin Heffels, Aug 6, 2004
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    Tony Guest

    The thought of that is making my head spin!
    Tony, Aug 7, 2004
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