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Re: One Year Later, redux: Apple, FCPX and The Perfect Roll-out

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Tim Wilson
Re: One Year Later, redux: Apple, FCPX and The Perfect Roll-out
on Apr 23, 2012 at 10:17:41 pm

[Chris Kenny] "Has everyone forgotten history so quickly? The original Final Cut Pro initially found its way into the market because it was one of the first NLE products to seriously embrace DV/FireWire -- consumer video technologies that pros initially didn't take seriously (one recalls extensive arguments over the definition of 'broadcast quality')."

Chris, I think this is absolutely critical to keep squarely in focus.

Not only that, it was the first NLE that could easily do full-resolution "broadcast quality" work on a laptop. (You can also thank Panasonic for their major contribution with DVCPRO HD for kicking it up a couple of notches.)

That's the irony I find in the "no tower=no pro whatever." FCP was designed to work great on whatever you had handy -- MacBook Air, iMac, Fry Baby, Cuisinart, you name it.

Lighter and lighter-weight codecs are making it more and more possible. They didn't show it in the booth, but Blackmagic's secret suite demo showed their visually lossless 4K codec at about 35mb/s off a Thunderbolt thumb drive.

KIDDING, but you know it's coming.

No tower=no sweat. Or not. :-) But in any case, FCP was the one that started the trend away from towers in the first place.

Tim Wilson
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