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Walter Soyka
Re: 'New Coke' syndrome
on Jun 21, 2011 at 5:18:13 pm

[Paul Dickin] "With FCP X (and soon Lion) Apple has just EOL'd QuickTime, after decades. This is a game changer, so we should hear them out. Likewise XML for the project.

You're old stuff won't work in the old way no doubt - like say the typewriter, who has one of those nowadays ;-)"

I agree that FCPX has some amazing technological underpinnings, and that this will be a great foundation to build on for the future -- but the typewriter analogy isn't fair. Word processors offered more functionality than typewriters from day one, and that's why they won in the marketplace.

FCPX promises more tomorrow, but for many workflows, delivers way less than FCP7 today. Apple is not handling this period of transition very well, and it's understandably disconcerting for people making a living with their solutions.

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