first I like to say that this is not a direct questioning of which one is better, but which one is better for me!!
So the advises that I'm looking for here from those that have use both, especially more recent copies, such the APP4 and FCP6, and both on MAC platforms off course as I'm a MAC user and will not absolutely go back to PC.
This are the things for you to consider before making your suggestion on which to go for:
A) I have never used any Editing suites, not ever.
B) I'm a MAC User ONLY.
C) I will only shoot all my Projects, from Shorts, to Commercials, to Documentaries and off course Feature Films, 100% with RED Cameras.
D) I already use Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Bridge CS4 and Adobe LR2, for all my Photography work.
I want to learn how to edit, as I find it imperative at times, especially with upcoming projects were I need to have control over the editing, but more so were I need to do it on my own time and not that of other editors, I strive to become truly independent, from Writing, to shooting, to editing, to delivering the final product. This off course it is not intended for larger film projects, were I hope to get in off of a budjet to always been able to Hire the best in each field, but beginning we must all, and I fill is time for me to jump on the editing wagon, as I find it an incredible important part of creating a project, no matter how small or large it might be.
A) Should I stay all in an Adobe platform and go with APP4 because all the controls, commands and keys short cuts will be in harmmony with the other programs I use from Adobe?
B) Should I go with FCP6 even so the command and short cut keys, might be completely different from those of the programs I already use, and possibly make it more difficult to learn?
Thank you very much for taking the time to read and advise.