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Mathieu Ghekiere
The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 28, 2012 at 5:32:00 pm

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/12/screenshot-tour-os-x-then-and-now/

Seeing these early reviews about OSX 10.0 to 10.3, you get a lot of the same things people are saying about FCPX.


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Mark Dobson
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 28, 2012 at 6:32:02 pm

Well - that takes me back. I remember 'classic' mode.

If FCPX had had a 'classic' mode switch it would have been better received.


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Craig Seeman
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 28, 2012 at 7:06:32 pm

[Mark Dobson] "If FCPX had had a 'classic' mode switch it would have been better received."

In fact the handling of FCPX seems to be the exception to Apple's handling of development and transitions.
OS9 to OSX had a long transition, as one can see in the article, before many would move to it. When they moved from PPC to Intel Rosetta kept old software viable for some time. There's been a transition from Quicktime to AVFoundation as well (and I suspect OSX 10.9 may complete that). Heck even MobileMe had a long transition to iCloud... and things like iDisk, iWeb, Gallery were dropped completely.

Only FCPSuite to FCPX had no transition. FCPX was much like OSX 10.0 though. Lots of promise (IMHO).

There's some irony when people say Apple's changing. Only with rare exception, I see Apple actually continuing patterns going back years although with some modification.



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Rafael Amador
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 29, 2012 at 2:15:29 pm

Personally I don't see the parallelism. Even considering the big changes from MacOs 9 to 10, it was part of a natural evolution. Nothing to do with the jump from FC.7 to FCPX.
The "starting from scratches" that FCPX represents, has no precedent on Apple history.

[Craig Seeman] "FCPX was much like OSX 10.0 though."
I don't remember people migrating to Window when MacOsX was launched.

[Craig Seeman] "There's some irony when people say Apple's changing. Only with rare exception, I see Apple actually continuing patterns going back years although with some modification."
Craig, you talk about "rare exceptions" as you were referring to secondary pieces of software.
What is ironic is that you consider FCP/FCPX like that.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Craig Seeman
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 29, 2012 at 2:30:48 pm

[Rafael Amador] "I don't remember people migrating to Window when MacOsX was launched."

Because there was a long transition. I know many people who stuck with OS9 for a couple of years while OSX was progressing... much like many have stuck with FCP7. These days there are attractive alternatives in the NLE space. That wasn't the case with OSs for the most part.

[Rafael Amador] "Craig, you talk about "rare exceptions" as you were referring to secondary pieces of software."

People who were dependent on such software didn't think of it as "secondary" whether it's the OS or MobileMe. People were using iWeb for their business site,s believe it or not, iDisk to send files to clients, entire photo libraries on Gallery. It was by no means "secondary" to those users.



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Rafael Amador
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 29, 2012 at 3:09:53 pm

[Craig Seeman] "Because there was a long transition. I know many people who stuck with OS9 for a couple of years while OSX was progressing... much like many have stuck with FCP7. "
Again, no parallelism.
I don't think that people that is still on FC.6/7 are waiting for FCPX to evolve.
People that seen FCPX as an option are all ready on it, even if is part-time.
With a new MacOs is about to say "OK, today is the day". The transition to FCPX is a different matter.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Steve Connor
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 29, 2012 at 6:33:40 pm

[Rafael Amador] "I don't think that people that is still on FC.6/7 are waiting for FCPX to evolve. "

I don't think that's correct, every major revision has seen stories of more people switching.

Steve Connor
'It's just my opinion, with an occasional fact thrown in for good measure"


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Chris Kenny
Re: The evolution of Mac OSX versus the evolution of FCPX
on Dec 29, 2012 at 7:04:11 pm

[Rafael Amador] "Personally I don't see the parallelism. Even considering the big changes from MacOs 9 to 10, it was part of a natural evolution. Nothing to do with the jump from FC.7 to FCPX."

I don't know about that. I was around and participating in various Mac forums during that transition, and there was definitely a contingent that was of the opinion that OS X was completely "unMac-like" and that Apple had, in fact, ruined the Mac and there was no reason not to switch to Windows.

It's a little over a decade later, and Apple sells four or five times as many Macs now.

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