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  • David Roth weiss

    September 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    [Craig Seeman] “I’ve only heard rumors but I heard Steve had a WTF moment after the release. That may not be so much about the product itself but how the release was handled.”

    If he didn’t have a WTF moment then the state of his health is probably worse than we know.

    David Roth Weiss
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    Los Angeles

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  • Bobby Mosca

    September 18, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    So far, every Larry Jordan type big shot developer, instructor, “I-was-part-of-the-FinalCutPro-1.0-team” guy that I have seen or read has said the exact same thing… “They didn’t take my advice.” And it may be my imagination, but I think they aren’t saying that they didn’t take SOME advice, but they didn’t take ANY of it. That’s the vibe being given off, anyways.

    In related news, new rumors on the Mac Pros are popping up… Again.

    The sentiments on this thread reflect what my friends are saying: Surely the delay is a reflection of the hole they dug themselves, and the awareness that the more they put off the update, the better it has to be. (As we all know, this is paralyzingly to our ability to meet deadlines.) I’ve learned FCX and forced myself to put together a few shows with it. (It’s rough. The bad cancels out the good, and then some.) But I am holding out hope. I just need a stable program with some missing features, and we’re back in business. (Although, it would be nice to be able to author a DVD or BD in Lion. If I’m forced to buy Premeire just to get Encore, they lost me. I’m still on Studio 2, btw.)

    I had a point… Oh, yeah… So, Apple is getting some grace from me. I’m not going to defend them because there simply isn’t enough to defend. They’ve messed up, both with the message AND with the product. I’m going to just focus on my work and get better at what I do. When the update does come out, we’ll take her for a twirl or two. The problem is, Apple has squandered a decade’s work of building reputation and trust in a matter of months. They may only have one shot at this, and if what they say doesn’t match what they do to near perfection, i might have to stop listening altogether.

    Anyway, here’s hoping. Cheers!

  • Oliver Peters

    September 18, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    [Bobby Mosca] “But I am holding out hope. I just need a stable program with some missing features, and we’re back in business.”

    Do you honestly believe Apple is going to put back in all the features you used in FCP 7? They have gone a completely different direction with FCP X. It’s clear that they have no intention of playing the features game against the competitors. If they did, you would have seen FCP X effectively be an FCP 8 in design.

    I personally expect to see very little that adds these features back in. I’m hoping for a more stable application that might at least make it functional in some cases. My guess is the only new features you’ll see are an XML SDK (no actual I/O additions), multicam and better handling of split edits and audio mixing. Beyond that – nada. And probably even all that won’t be in this coming update.

    – Oliver

    Oliver Peters Post Production Services, LLC
    Orlando, FL

  • Bobby Mosca

    September 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    “Do you honestly believe Apple is going to put back in all the features you used in FCP 7?”

    All the features I use, or all the features you use? I don’t use all that is offered, by a long shot, and I suspect far less than most on here. So yeah, I think they could, or at least enough to make the editor efficient to work with.

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