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  • Conan O’brien illustrates short-comings of FCPX

  • Stevo Chang

    June 24, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Conan just got in on the FCPX discussion:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRzLP0FJ82I

    I think this video is a clever way of illustrating the problems professionals see with FCPX.

    I’m relieved to see a celebrity like Conan bringing the FCPX discussion to the national stage. Hopefully it will bring more attention to the shortcomings of FCPX and convince Apple to seriously consider the issues FCP7 users have with FCPX.

    FCP – RIP 2011

  • Morten Balling

    June 24, 2011 at 7:28 am

    That is the funniest video I have seen for a long time! 🙂

  • Michel Gallone

    June 24, 2011 at 10:33 am

    LOVE it….
    That reflects so so so much what it really is….

    Michel Gallone
    Sowatt Music sàrl
    Music Post and Shooting
    https://sowattmusic.com

  • Tim Wilson

    June 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    The guys in this video are all part of Creative COW. Both Rob Ashe and Dan Dome wrote articles for Creative COW Magazine, and Rob’s article included a picture of Dave. (Way to go, Dave!)

    They’re really wonderful articles. You should definitely take a look. Oh, and in Dan’s article, he talks about leading the transition to FCP at Conan’s previous show, as well as at Saturday Night Live.

    You’ll really enjoy both of them.

    Rob Ashe, Designing Conan

    Dan Dome, Wiring Conan

    Just 2 more reasons you should be subscribing to Creative COW Magazine!

    Tim Wilson
    Creative COW Magazine

  • walter biscardi

    June 24, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    Simply brilliant work. Much better than the “New Coke” “Old Coke” idea a few others did. but then the Conan show is a brilliant deal.

    Can’t believe Conan actually ran this on the show. Shows the level to which Apple “didn’t listen.” That’s the constant refrain I heard from multiple broadcast operations that called, wrote and visited our shop yesterday. “Apple didn’t listen to us.”

    For the larger facilities there is zero “waiting to see what Apple does next.” There is move on to another platform and I believe Adobe will get the lion’s share of the major FCP post houses and Avid will get a sizeable chunk as well. Even in the education market, you’ll see a shift away from FCP.

    No sense in complaining any longer, just move on to another tool like we’re doing.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Editor, Colorist, Director, Writer, Consultant, Author, Chef.
    HD Post and Production
    Biscardi Creative Media

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  • Sean Morton

    June 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Hello Walter

    I want to move to a 64 bit application and was anticipating an excellent FCP X application. I feel like i finally have a grasp on FCP.

    Does anybody have any inside info on what apple is doing? Are you really moving that fast to dump FCP for something else.? Do you have inside info that would suggest we all move along? I can wait a little while for FCPX if i knew they were addressing concerns promptly? Being how cloak and dagger they were about releasing FCP X and lacking any kind of dates for that release i am certainly concerned. If i am going to learn a new interface I need to learn it before my busy season in the fall.

    I am really not looking forward to learning a new interface!!

  • Tim Wilson

    June 24, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    [walter biscardi] “Can’t believe Conan actually ran this on the show.”

    Well, as I mention in the post above, some of the funniest guys in the business happen to work for Conan, are all over the COW, and have been big users of FCP.

    We had two members of his staff write articles for Creative COW Magazine, including the one responsible for introducing FCP to that show. 🙂 Check them out.

    Sorry to mention this twice on the same thread, but there are two stories and they’re both that good. 🙂

  • Matt Penn

    June 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    That’s great, the fourth wall has broken and collapsed in on itself 😉

    Matthew Penn
    Post Production Supervisor
    Citi

  • Andrew Corneles

    June 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    [Sean Morton]
    Does anybody have any inside info on what apple is doing? Are you really moving that fast to dump FCP for something else.? Do you have inside info that would suggest we all move along? I can wait a little while for FCPX if i knew they were addressing concerns promptly? Being how cloak and dagger they were about releasing FCP X and lacking any kind of dates for that release i am certainly concerned. If i am going to learn a new interface I need to learn it before my busy season in the fall.”

    I think for most of us (not to speak for walter) this is not
    a knee jerk reaction but the final deciding factor for
    those that have been patient for 2-4 (or 8, depending
    how you look at it) years for FCP to really step up and
    start using the power of the machines we’ve bought to run the
    software…

    I’ve been looking at PP since the NAB event, because what
    they showed was literally iMovie. After waiting for years
    for AAPL to catch up to Adobe, and hoping for FCP 8 64 bit,
    we get FCPX, which was the nail in the coffin.

    I don’t think there’s any question (for lots of us)
    that AAPL has decided to take our app, and kill it.

    I think once the shock of it actually happening wore off,
    We’re just resigned and hopeful to work towards a clean
    transition to the next tool.

  • John Chay

    June 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Time to move on. FCP 7 was a major disappointment. Many of us were waiting for a major IMPROVEMENT with the next Final Cut 8. Instead, FCPX went 30 steps backwards. If you already know FCP then Premiere will be easy to learn. Avid is not that difficult either.

    http://www.john-chay.com

    Editor/Videographer

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