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Peter DeArmondRe: FCP Hype???
by on Jun 4, 2010 at 7:33:40 am

Well Kent, your post should stimulate a good discussion. My perspective:

Years ago, when Media 100 was under different ownership, the product was having problems (to put it diplomatically), and I think many customers switched out of desperation to FCP. They stayed with FCP as that product seemed to be developed more aggressively and had Apple's resources behind it. Of course, we all know FCP today has a huge user support community, it's big in Hollywood, etc.

However, ever since Boris took over Media 100, I've seen huge improvements and I'm glad I stayed with it all these years. I'm like you -- I tried FCP and found that I much preferred Media 100 -- but I was almost afraid to admit it because everyone I knew was jumping on the FCP bandwagon.

I think it all comes down to a combination of personal preference, workflow needs and productivity. Ironically, IMHO, I think Media 100 is more of a "Mac-like" product than FCP. By that I mean it's more intuitive and far easier to learn, again, IMHO. If I switched to FCP, I know I would have to commit to some serious learning-curve time. It's never been that way with Media 100. And yet... I know a lot of FCP users who did walk away from Media 100 and, as you say, never looked back. If they're happy and productive with FCP, I would be the last to criticize their decision, just as I would not want them to knock me for using Media 100. I just wish they would take a look at Media 100 today, because they would be pleasantly surprised.



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