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  • Mark Maness

    February 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    [Dave LaRonde] “Apple had better get its ProApps act together, or run up the white flag of surrender to other software developers.”

    I agree totally! Avid is coming back with a vengeance.

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    Wayne Carey
    Schazam Productions
    https://web.mac.com/schazamproductions
    schazamproductions@mac.com

  • David Roth Weiss

    February 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Guys,

    Quit reading all those ads and press releases…

    The other manufacturers are just dangling goodies in front of you hoping to exploit your weakness, because that’s what their marketing departments are paid to do.

    Buying another NLE suite is not going to get your work out the door any faster…

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles
    https://www.drwfilms.com

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

  • Chris Borjis

    February 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    How stable is Premiere Pro now I wonder. That has always been one of its weaknesses.

  • David Roth Weiss

    February 14, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    [Chris Borjis] “How stable is Premiere Pro now I wonder. That has always been one of its weaknesses.”

    That part isn’t the issue Chris… It’s really all about the learning curve. Learning to do in Premiere what you or Dave know how to do now in FCP is not going to save time just because there’s a little less rendering and/or transcoding to do up front.

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles
    https://www.drwfilms.com

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

  • jason levy

    February 14, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    The codebase of the FCP suite is very old and clunky. Most problems with crashing seem to be in my experience due to FCP running out of memory as it can only access a very limited amount regardless of how much you have installed. Try putting a few oversized graphic files on your timeline and wait five – ten minutes for the project to open as FCP caches memory to disk. It’s due for a serious rewrite and has been for a long time.

    I recall Steve promising “something big” for the next version of FCP and I hope to eat my words but I am not feeling hopeful.

    Clearly selling a few thousand copies of FCP is not a great deal when you can sell millions of iPhones. I do not believe that Apple is going to support this product in any significant way in the future (it doesn’t make sense; I would not either if I wuz them.. spin the product off??) and I am looking to transition to something else in the medium term.

  • John Pale

    February 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    On the computer screen using the CUDA graphics card or out at full quality through a KONA/Decklink/Matrox?

  • Walter Soyka

    February 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    [John Pale] “On the computer screen using the CUDA graphics card or out at full quality through a KONA/Decklink/Matrox?”

    CUDA is not about drawing things on the screen faster — it’s offloading number crunching onto the graphics card’s processors. The Mercury Playback Engine (which is a broader set of technologies than just GPU co-processing) accelerates renders as well as realtime effects.

    I can’t speak directly to how it well it performs through a capture card, though — I don’t have enough hands-on experience with it on PPro yet.

    Walter Soyka
    Principal & Designer at Keen Live
    Motion Graphics, Widescreen Events, Presentation Design, and Consulting
    RenderBreak Blog – What I’m thinking when my workstation’s thinking
    Creative Cow Forum Host: Live & Stage Events

  • Scott Sheriff

    February 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    What, did the Apple Reality Distortion Field generator get turned off by accident?

    Scott Sheriff
    Director
    https://www.sstdigitalmedia.com

    I have a system, it has stuff in it, and stuff hooked to it. I have a camera, it can record stuff. I read the manuals, and know how to use this stuff and lots of other stuff too.
    You should be suitably impressed…

  • David Roth Weiss

    February 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    [Scott Sheriff] “What, did the Apple Reality Distortion Field generator get turned off by accident?”

    Apparently the answer would be an unqualified yes.

    BTW Scott, you’re getting progressively funnier. To what do you attribute that?

    David Roth Weiss
    Director/Editor/Colorist
    David Weiss Productions, Inc.
    Los Angeles
    https://www.drwfilms.com

    POST-PRODUCTION WITHOUT THE USUAL INSANITY ™

    A forum host of Creative COW’s Business & Marketing and Apple Final Cut Pro forums. Formerly host of the Apple Final Cut Basics, Indie Film & Documentary, and Film History & Appreciations forums.

  • Scott Sheriff

    February 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    David,
    “BTW Scott, you’re getting progressively funnier. To what do you attribute that?”

    Thanks!

    I quit worrying about being PC, or that the ‘mods might drop the banhammer for just being my usual sarcastic self!

    Scott Sheriff
    Director
    https://www.sstdigitalmedia.com

    I have a system, it has stuff in it, and stuff hooked to it. I have a camera, it can record stuff. I read the manuals, and know how to use this stuff and lots of other stuff too.
    You should be suitably impressed…

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