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Bill Davis
Re: Range-based keywording: unique to FCP X?
on Apr 3, 2012 at 2:18:53 am

[Daniel Frome] "Just curious: if someone else has the same clip on their computers, can you transfer your keywords over ot them, thus giving them the same collections of that clip as you've got?"

Not yet.

Remember this is just a dumb little $299 app. Not a decades old construct after 100s of revs and improvements!

Also, on a more serious note, I honestly think that like with most of Apple's development, they think first in terms of "personal empowerment" then leverage that into group situations.

Look at the iPad. It was born as a personal device. Version 1 had little infrastructure beyond the "one user, one brain" mode. Now, because it's flooding into corporate America, Apple is doing a LOT with third party developers and enabling pathways to allow corporate customers to manage the device on a more centralized basis. Deployment of apps, remote wipe (to secure corporate content) and similar features are being added rapidly. But the individual empowerment foundations have made a device so simple to approach that it's reduced training to virtually nothing.

I'm noted this before but I work with large companies that have simply "given" iPads to their entire sales force well in advance of when the company actually plans to use them - simply to let their employees teach themselves how to use the device and avoid all training costs and hassles.

The point is that Apple's habit and history of success is to build for the individual user first - to build an app that will work for one operator extremely well - and THEN to leverage it out into the wider world.

There's a lot of new plumbing in X. And lots of potential export and import hooks like the Share Menu and the Event Browser that are ripe for collaborative workflows. But right now, it's a personal editor at heart.

Time will tell how and if it expands.

FWIW.

"Before speaking out ask yourself whether your words are true, whether they are respectful and whether they are needed in our civil discussions."-Justice O'Connor


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