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Chris KennyRe: Apple are hilarious
by on Apr 18, 2012 at 11:43:23 pm

[Franz Bieberkopf] "I don't think any numbers have been given. It's been said that "reports suggest".

Would be interesting to see the report ..."


It would be facinating to see the report. But what we do know is that Apple has 52% of NLE market share, which is slightly up from the 2010 number from the same source (49%). This is new installs, mind you, not installed base -- the vast majority of those new new installs have to be FCP X, particularly to account for the other tidbit we're given, that there are now more editors using FCP X than with FCP 7.

The real takeaway from this isn't the specific number, it's the illustration that number provides of how out of touch a lot of the discussions here are. People in these forums are mostly focused on a couple of specific segments of the professional video editing market -- and not even very large segments. There's a much wider world of editing out there, and if history is any guide, what happens in that world is very likely to significantly impact high-end market segments in the long run -- possibly the not-so-long run, given how fast Apple is adding higher-end features.

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