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Bill DavisRe: FCPX metadata--how significant is it? And why?
by on Nov 16, 2011 at 4:52:35 pm

[Oliver Peters] "And please don't bring up Apple and STANDARDS in the same sentence ;-) Apple has never expressed any interest in adhering to any actual sanctioned standards."

Really?

Funny, I kinda remember driving RS-232 and 422 decks 10 years ago out of FCP. Those weren't "standards?" (I won't belabor the point with a dozen other easy similar audio and graphics standards examples, (cough) AIFF, TIFF, ... oh never mind ;.)

I will admit that Apple has a penchant for doing their own "standards" development in-house.

With all the IP wars going on between the monster companies these days (hello KODAK!) I'm thinking that's been a pretty darn smart long-range strategy.

YMMV.

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