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  • Interesting – NOW Apple wants our opinion on FCP

  • Andy Field

    May 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    A colleague received this via email – a survey asking – What do you think of Final Cut Pro? Had Apple only asked the folks on this forum before FCP X – they’d still be the leading, gushed over NLE and this forum probably wouldn’t exist

  • Bob Woodhead

    May 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Survey sample question:

    13) In using the Magnetic Timeline, do you find it to be:
    a) too magnetic
    b) not magnetic enough
    c) needs a soundFX to know you’re approaching the magnetic area
    d) needs an animated magnetism effect to show you’re approaching the magnetic area
    e) would prefer the software analyze the shots and determine the best edit for me
    f) you know best anyway, so just answer the survey for me, thanks

  • Aindreas Gallagher

    May 4, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I’ll have c) with extra d)

    I want to hear a high pitched whine as clip starts to suck magnetically together the closer I bring them – maybe a metallic **CLANG** every time they snap together.

    Also I think we should really have a tiny shower of sparks effect when you pull two clips apart?

    oh baby, mmm. I’m getting a little excited – Apple need to rock this right up to the next level.

    thinking about it – the filmstrips could animate like a flipbook you know?

    annnnd the colourboard could cycle through the hue wheel – give a kind of soothing colour glow up in the top right there.

    the only other thing is that the video lozenges need that fake glass effect you get on app icons in iOS?
    I’m actually kind of surprised they missed out on that one.

    Finally, and I think we all know this one is coming – when the render ends – you get the iOS message received audio trill.

    BOOM. JOB DONE. 22ND CENTURY SOFTWARE – IN YOUR TREMBLING HANDS.

    😉

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  • Steve Connor

    May 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    [Aindreas Gallagher] “Also I think we should really have a tiny shower of sparks effect when you pull two clips apart?”

    Yes please

    Steve Connor
    “FCPX Professional”
    Adrenalin Television

  • Andy Field

    May 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Clearly you are not taking this with the seriousness this demands!

    Has anyone else received this survey?

    My friend did – I didn’t so I don’t know what the real questions are (but a whoosh or clang for magnetism would be WAY cool)

    Interesting that Apple would, just now, start eliciting opinions. Are they serious about fixing the shortcomings or running scared with Smoke, PP CS6 and others grabbing their formerly satisfied customers?

    Andy Field
    FieldVision Productions
    N. Bethesda, Maryland 20852

  • Thomas Frank

    May 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    On that email, that was some fishing thing that got killed real quick.

    No just joking, yes indeed I received the Email and also completed the Survey. Give a chance to let Apple now what we want.
    Color Wheel please, more enhancements and maybe some more control in the color correction like Alpha masks! 🙂

  • Chris Harlan

    May 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    You got me! I did the whole “No! What?!” routine in my head before scrolling down. The survey was just buggy enough as I was taking it that I thought it might be a possibility.

  • Andrew Richards

    May 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    [Andy Field] “Had Apple only asked the folks on this forum before FCP X – they’d still be the leading, gushed over NLE and this forum probably wouldn’t exist”

    You’ve created a paradox!

    Best,
    Andy

  • Chris Harlan

    May 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    [Andrew Richards] “[Andy Field] “Had Apple only asked the folks on this forum before FCP X – they’d still be the leading, gushed over NLE and this forum probably wouldn’t exist”

    You’ve created a paradox!”

    Not in the Fringe world. See, you take Walter’s machine, and you…

  • Mitch Ives

    May 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I got it as well…

    Mitch Ives
    Insight Productions Corp.

    “Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill

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