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Blast from the past - FCP 2
Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Neil Sadwelkar on Oct 9, 2013 at 4:34:56 pm

With all the repeated 'it's different' discussions on FCP X, I went back to the time of FCP 1 and then FCP 2 where Avid users continually derided FCP as a not pro software. Some still do. Actually, no they don't. Many of have finished writing off FCP as dead.

So I searched and came upon this 'review' of FCP 2...
http://www.macworld.com/article/1002370/finalcutpro.html

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Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Andy Neil on Oct 9, 2013 at 5:39:17 pm

[From the article:] "For example, Premiere took 106 seconds to render a 5-second cross dissolve on a 667MHz Power Mac G4; Final Cut Pro took just 21 seconds."

That's right kids, we used to have to render everything. It's hard to imagine now how long things took to render back then.

Andy

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Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Bret Williams on Oct 9, 2013 at 6:33:25 pm

Or only 4 seconds on a NORMAL length dissolve. :)


Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Shane Ross on Oct 9, 2013 at 7:11:27 pm

Hmmm...I don't recall having to render a dissolve in Avid at that time.

And really, who does 5 second dissolves?

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Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Bret Williams on Oct 9, 2013 at 7:17:52 pm

That's because Avid was only sold as a turnkey $70k system at that time.


Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by David Roth Weiss on Oct 9, 2013 at 8:08:51 pm

[Shane Ross] "And really, who does 5 second dissolves?"

Are two really bad shots with a 5-sec on top any better than removing the two shots?

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Re: Blast from the past - FCP 2
by Richard Herd on Oct 10, 2013 at 6:49:46 pm

[Shane Ross] "who does 5 second dissolves"

Pensive character, before the training/roadtrip/reconciliation montage to producer's packaged pop tune





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