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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This whole thing is total BS.
by Sabon on Wed 29th Jun 2011 16:57 UTC
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The whole brouhaha over Apple not caring about pro users is such BS and utter stupidity that it tells me that the "pros" that are complaining are as stupid as the dumbest dog you can you ever remember.

Seriously, this is version ONE.O people. ONE.O. ONE.O this is not version 5.0 of this completely from the ground up rewritten version of Final Cut.

You CAN NOT just take 32 bit code and sprinkle fairy dust on it and suddenly make it OPTIMIZED 64 code. That does not happen. What you get is code that is HORRIBLY UNOPTIMIZED because optimized 32 bit code and optimized 64 bit code are DIFFERENT.

This doesn't take into account that they didn't just convert the exact same code from 32 bit to 64 but TOTALLY re-imagined to ultimately make editing video a LOT easier.

HOLD ON to any comments you have. Go back to this being ONE.O for this re-imagining. There is no person and no company in the world that can totally transform/re-imagine a huge complex program and have EVERYTHING fully mature when it first comes out. Anything that thinks otherwise is a fool or an idiot or an idiot fool.

Re-imagining software is not easy and is only for the most bold. Steve Jobs being bold does not mean that Apple is moving away from Pro users. What it means that you can't have ALL the features they are going to support like multi-camera, etc., in version one.o. And most of the other beefs that I've read about I've read about work a rounds.

Also, the previous version of Final Cut Pro didn't suddenly stop working.

AND, the previous version of Final Cut Pro DOES run on Lion.

If you are Pro or Pro wannabe and you can't live without some of the features from the "old" version, keep using the old version until the new version has everything you need in it.

No it isn't going to convert your old projects into FCP X. Think about it. HOW would you convert it? This is like moving from a horse and buggy to a car. Just try to use a whip on a car and make it drive faster? Put an accelerator pedal on a buggy and what would happen? Whatever would happen would definitely be different mechanically than with a car.

The whole point of the new version is to totally throw out the stone age way of doing things and moving things into the modern age that FCP users have been clamoring for years to have. Now that Apple has shown you the first version of it I'm hearing a bunch of people crying about it.

Apple has not left Pro users. You can still use the old version, especially for existing projects. Apple cannot pull this off of your computer. You can keep it for as long as you have your computer. You may not be able to upgrade your OS to whatever is past Lion but that is at least a couple of years away. By then all the features you need plus plug-ins from other companies will probably be there so you can create new projects using the new version.

In the meantime, quit saying the sky is falling when it isn't falling.

Edited 2011-06-29 17:11 UTC

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