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Bob Zelin
Re: Laughably OT: Can you ID an old graphics system?
on Jun 28, 2018 at 9:45:34 pm

this is an AVID DS Story
I certainly don't recall the year (some time in the 2000's), but it was at Electronic Arts (Tiburon). Electronic Arts purchased two or three AVID DS systems and hired Kelly Austin from The Golf Channel to be the DS Artist. Kelly was one of the few people that knew how to use it, and was good at it. A few years later, a directive from management came down to GET RID of the AVID DS systems, and buy ANYTHING ELSE - why ? Because the AVID DS Support contracts were $9000 per year per system, and Electronic Arts was not going to pay for this. SO - what did they choose - FCP - just like everyone else in the early - mid 2000's. The acceptance of FCP was a financial decision (and it was actually a pretty good program) while all the "old school" AVID editors all said "FCP sucks" (hey - those old school AVID editors that still exist in LA STILL say that FCP sucks - and everything else sucks).

And for the three youngsters reading this thread written by old men - that free Davinci Resolve that you are now using - that was made in Coral Springs Florida, a Davinci Resolve system (with SGI computer) cost $400,000.
Today - free (ok, 35 grand if you get the full control panel). And the Teranex (made right here on Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida) was between $60,000 and $80,000 - now $1695 new.

Bob Zelin

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