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Torrey Loomis
New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 6, 2011 at 5:26:14 pm

We just issued a new white paper: "Preparing for Final Cut Pro X"

http://silverado.cc/shop/pages.php?pageid=36

Paper talks about new RAM usage in 64-bit apps, OpenCL for GPU, and Grand Central Dispatch.

We're planning to issue a version 2.0 with test results later in the summer, so if you have feedback on the initial doc we can definitely include it.

Torrey
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Craig Seeman
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 6, 2011 at 7:22:52 pm

Kudos for doing this.
There's been claims that by Apple releasing FCPX through the App Store, there'd be no reason for VARs to sell FCPX systems. I think you prove otherwise.



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Torrey Loomis
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 6, 2011 at 7:26:02 pm

Thanks Craig.

I think if software goes the App Store route, we'd look at replacing that revenue stream with something else. It wasn't even a thought when they started selling apps on the phones that way, but it slowly crept into mind that was where the market was headed when people started to talk about a similar model for OS X software.

I can't fault anyone for pushing software distribution towards a 100% electronic model because it makes so much sense on so many levels (increasing speed of delivery, reducing paper waste, etc...) Our business model will have to change a little, but you still can't download hardware!

Tor


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Craig Seeman
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 7, 2011 at 6:54:49 pm

It'll be interesting to see how VARs work out new business models for FCPX. That some claim VARs will abandon don't make sense because, as you say, one can't download hardware.

The biggest hurdle is that FCPX should be purchased through one's iTunes account. If the customer comes in to the VAR, that might not be a problem.

A VAR that does field installs could also have the customer do the FCPX software install on location.

I'm thinking one method might be if the VAR installs their own copy to build and tests the config. Then removes the copy and the customer would then install their own. Ideally if there's specific FCPX setup config that can be saved and transferred that would help.



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Michael Kammes
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 8, 2011 at 12:10:33 am

One idea that has been tossed out, is that if the only way is a download, that the VAR issue a app store 'gift card' for the cost of FCP X. Now, the VAR can be the purchase point, so to speak.

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Torrey Loomis
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 9, 2011 at 8:09:20 am

MK,

Hoping that Apple comes up with something like this. My Apple rep mentioned it was something that he had specifically brought to the attention of the "powers that be" but the final decision was obviously to be made much higher up the chain of command.

TL


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kim krause
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 10, 2011 at 3:10:45 pm

i hope this isn't the case. in south africa internet useage is extremely expensive and very slow. for example a 5 gig per month capped service costs us around $60 usd a month. downloading fcp studio would use my whole monthly allocation of data and i wouldn't have hardly anything left of my data bundle for normal monthly use! and at the price we pay it adds another 60 bucks to the price of the software. i wish apple would consider the rest of the world when it comes time to making software only downloadable. unlike america and canada and a few other countries, the internet is still a luxury for many! living in the cloud is not a reality for most of the world! we still don't even have a proper itunes store available over here yet. actually there is a portal for downloading apps through itunes but not a real music and video and all that stuff itunes store......


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Torrey Loomis
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 10, 2011 at 3:43:52 pm

Kim,

That is a great point!

This is the kind of feedback from end users that Apple needs to hear:

http://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html

Please take a minute to fill out that feedback form regarding the potential for releasing FCPX on the App Store. I agree with you that it doesn't work for a lot of users in your situation and disc (or thumb drive) distribution is still a very valid way to get software out to a certain contingent of FCP users.

Torrey


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Rafael Amador
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 11, 2011 at 9:43:41 pm

Hi Kim,
I'm downloading the papers.
thanks in advance.


[kim krause] "i hope this isn't the case. in south africa internet useage is extremely expensive and very slow. for example a 5 gig per month capped service costs us around $60 usd a month. downloading fcp studio would use my whole monthly allocation of data and i wouldn't have hardly anything left of my data bundle for normal monthly use! and at the price we pay it adds another 60 bucks to the price of the software. "
I agree with you, and I think most people out of the "First World" are in similar situation.
Now I'm paying something like USA$20 per 1GB Internet Up/download.
Update packages are HUGE and just keeping updated System and FCS its cost a bunch of dollars.
I wish I'll had the phone number of Mr Jobs to talk with him on this matter.
Well, I my try that link.
rafael

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James Mortner
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 12, 2011 at 3:11:20 pm

@Kim

I'm pretty sure apple will deliver a physical thumbdrive version or equivalent. It will obviously cost more :(

Does illustrate the dreadful internet coverage S.Africa still struggles with, as well as the drag it places on a modern economy


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Jerry Hofmann
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 11, 2011 at 10:32:33 pm

Hey Torrey!

Very nice indeed!

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Torrey Loomis
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 11, 2011 at 10:47:55 pm

Thanks Jerry--if you have any feedback, we can incorporate it into the next revision.

Tor


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Walter Soyka
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 11, 2011 at 11:12:57 pm

This is great, Torrey. It should be required reading for everyone thinking about buying Thunderbolt iMacs for their studios and facilities.

Thanks for publishing this.

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Torrey Loomis
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 13, 2011 at 9:42:34 am

Here's another sobering thought about buying one of the new iMacs:

http://blog.macsales.com/10146-apple-further-restricts-upgrade-options-on-n...

TL


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David Roth Weiss
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 13, 2011 at 2:26:49 pm

[Torrey Loomis] "Here's another sobering thought about buying one of the new iMacs:"

Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water...

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Paul Dickin
Re: New White Paper: Preparing for Final Cut Pro X
on May 13, 2011 at 3:04:34 pm

[David Roth Weiss] "Just when we thought..."

Hi
Maybe...
Quote:
Unfortunately the OWC report propagated by several news channels is just wrong. Several people, me included, have successfully proven that it is possible to add an SSD or to replace / upgrade the iMac's HDD.
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1152520#2



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