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Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?

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Gabe Thorburn
Re: Why the urgency to jump to Avid/Adobe RIGHT NOW?
on Jul 20, 2011 at 7:07:59 pm

I think the shock factor of FCP 7 being discontinued immediately made people worried about how they could get additional licenses when they need to expand. That sparked the mass desire, from a facility and freelancer's standpoint, to switch to another NLE right away.

However, Apple has announced that they will continue providing licenses to clients who have purchased volume licenses in the past. This will allow places that rent out systems to continue to provide FCP 7 systems for those shows that want FCP.

So, if you get your FCP systems from a rental company, or are a facility with a previous volume license agreement, you can continue to use FCP and expand. If you are a small production company, don't have a volume license agreement, and don't have plans to expand, then you can continue to use the copy of FCP that you have been using.

If you want to stay current with industry trends then you should try to learn a new NLE right away. FCP will be around strong for another three years, but after that who knows. New camera formats and workflows will make it outdated. Why not try to learn a new NLE now? Especially with 50% off sales from Adobe and Avid.

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