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Andrew Kimery
Re: Why FCPX?
on Oct 2, 2017 at 10:08:37 pm

If the producer likes the low cost, and easier turnovers they achieved with FCPX, who wants to blow her mind with Resolve 14? Comes in a free version, it's cross platform (i.e. shop around for best hardware deals) and one app gets you from the cradle to the grave (DIT, editing, mixing, grading, and delivery).**

I'm only half kidding here.



As other's have said, a bit more of a breakdown would be nice. She mentioned a few times how having a great workflow specialist is imperative and I can certainly agree with that. Of course, if you need to hire an FCPX workflow wizard to get these cost saving then going with X isn't the panacea of cost savings the early part of the article implies it is.

I've handled turnovers for Avid, FCP Legend and PPro and been complimented regardless of what system I used even though, in my mind, I didn't do anything above and beyond the call of duty. Apparently they are a lot of people that can't/won't make turnovers as easy as possible for the recipients. Which boggles my mind because I want the colorist/re-recording mixer to spend as much time as possible focusing on being creatives, not manage tech issues, but I digress...

Yeah, if anyone has more specifics I'd love to hear what they are. If I had to guess I'd say:

-Using Roles to make the turnovers for the re-recording mixer and various split tracks

-Automated proxy workflow

-Sync-n-Link

-Clip Exporter


I know many people like Apple's approach to X of being kinda barebones and letting third parties fill in the gaps (especially the niche gaps), but a downside of that is X users have to be more aware of the entire third party market to really get the most out of what's possible with X. This is where the workflow specialist the producer gushed about earned his/her paycheck since that person probably knew of a lot of third party apps/plugins that most X users probably don't know about.


**yet to be proven in the wild, but someone's gotta be first.


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