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  • Robin S. kurz

    January 12, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    [Jeremy Garchow] “I would think, from what sounds like direct Apple interaction, that extensions would be a healthy part of the discussion.”

    I was referring to the X2Pro direct export thing.

    [Jeremy Garchow] “It’s under the “Help” menu in both the website and X2Pro app.”

    I’m officially going blind.

    – RK

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  • Craig Alan

    January 20, 2015 at 4:39 am

    Apple’s reputation for an interface that was functionally better for creative applications was rooted on the one hand by a more graphic (user friendly) design and on the other by allowing users to do things the way they wanted and leaving many decisions up to the end user. This did not mean that days didn’t go by in which an apple user spent way too much time getting the damn thing to work vs getting work done. But often as a result you’d learn even more how to control your computing environment.

    Because of the quick Progression of updates and the direction it has taken, it’s harder to keep up. And apple’s approach is both more evolved and less open, less facilitative and more a benevolent schoolmarm. Unless you tell me not to, the spelling suggestion will be used in place of the one you typed. Do you want to update now or tomorrow. How about bug off till I’m ready. Of course there are workarounds if you’ve kept up with the latest version of the os update. Windows used to piss me off when without asking the PC would reboot in 30 seconds to do an update and I didn’t get a veto option. Much worse.

    On the one hand, I like to know when a text or email comes through, but I find myself constantly interrupted by them. Yes I can turn off the feature but I don’t want that as much as control over it.

    Finding my open Windows in safari is way harder not easier. Thank you for allowing command-tab to still do it’s magic with apps even though this does not work the same in IOS.

    Fcp x needs to allow custom layouts mapped to shortcuts. Easily. Not harder than Fcp 7.

    On the other hand, it just works a whole lot smoother than it used to. And since my layout looks like everyone else’s , finding help is a whole lot easier. Yes, mam.

    Mac Pro, macbook pro, Imacs (i7); Canon 5D Mark III/70D, Panasonic AG-HPX170/AG-HPX250P, Canon HV40, Sony Z7U/VX2000/PD170; FCP 6 certified; FCP X write professionally for a variety of media; teach video production in L.A.

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