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Re: On Luddites and the Use of Machines: Apropos of FCPX

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Andrew KimeryRe: On Luddites and the Use of Machines: Apropos of FCPX
by on Mar 28, 2012 at 5:07:41 am

That was a well thought out post Bill, but I think it was based on an inaccurate assumption of why I'm still on the sidelines.

For example, one of my needs is for video out to leave Beta and be as functional as it was in FCP classic. Another one of my needs is for FCPX to be used at places I work, or want to work, at. In LA I've seen more than one job posting that says "Need FCP editor (not FCPX)". Again, I'm not staying away because it's different I'm staying away because it hasn't become practical for me to learn it yet.

There's only so much time in the day and it makes more sense for me to shake off my Avid rust, get more comfy with AE, see how my Color skills translate to DaVinci, etc., than it does to spend time learning FCPX right now. FCPX could be God's gift to editing but if I don't think I can make a living cutting w/it I'm not going to give it any serious consideration regardless of what mind blowing features it might have. I'm an editor not an NLE evangelist, consultant or plugin maker so there's no compelling reason for me to tolerate being a V1 bug hunter. ;)

I agree that we'll probably see FCPX-like features appear in PPro and Avid just like we see features that were first in Avid or PPro in FCPX. If that's the case though than it's probably even less likely that I'll ever pick up FCPX. I mean, if Avid meets my needs today and grows into meeting my needs tomorrow then I'm still looking for motivation to adopt FCPX.


-Andrew

2.9 GHz 8-core (4,1), FCP 7.0.3, 10.6.6
Blackmagic Multibridge Eclipse (7.9.5)



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