Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 29th Jun 2011 15:04 UTC
Apple Well, this just got interesting. There's been a bit of a backlash over Apple's Final Cut X Pro, which is considered a step down from previous versions by many professional videographers, as they claim it lacks countless features - leading to the nickname 'iMovie Pro'. Former Shake product designer and former Apple employee Ron Brinkmann has now weighed in on the situation. His advice to professionals? Don't rely on companies like Apple.
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RE[2]: Thoughtful
by molnarcs on Wed 29th Jun 2011 16:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Thoughtful"
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Thanks - it's one of my favourites ;) I still don't agree with their decision to ditch pro users. I think Thom has a point there, and more importantly, it's a solvable problem. Consumers can have the simple UI + functions, pro users can enable their vaunted features via a plugin (available for them in the App Store). To software would have to architected to support a plugin framework and a flexible UI, but that's an engineering problem Apple programmers can solve with a minimum effort. Even if 10.000 customers is a miniscule market for Apple, the revenue they generate would more than just cover Apple's investment. That way, everyone would be happy.

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