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[3]: Thoughtful
by steve_s on Thu 30th Jun 2011 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thoughtful"
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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.

Having read through Apple's FAQ on FCPX, this appears to largely be the approach that they have taken. They just failed to properly communicate that in advance of, or at, release.

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