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Andrew KimeryRe: Insanely Simple the book and Steve Jobs.
by on May 1, 2012 at 4:58:52 am

[Michael Gissing] "The two things that constantly come up with FCS3 is that for editors it was complicated and for finishing people like me that it was poorly integrated. So the irony is that choosing simplicity of packaging and pricing meant that a proper finishing tool which people would have paid extra for couldn't be developed and complications for editors who didn't need that amenity couldn't be simplified."

I dunno. It's not like just the inclusion of Color in the box made FCP, or any of the other apps more complicated to use. And while the round trip between FCP and Color was certainly fragile (especially Color 1.0.x) it was obviously good enough to help create a 'desktop-colorist' movement that led to Resolve and pretty nifty Baselight plugin being offered at price mere mortals could afford.

I think Jobs decision to keep the packages together stays in line w/the simplicity of having everything in one box. The Final Cut Suite wasn't always a suite so I'm not surprised Jobs wanted to keep the product line streamlined. Of course now FCPX, Motion and Compressor are all separate apps so WTF do I know...

Even if he did decided to offer Color as a separate item I doubt any more effort would've been put into it. Given Apple's history w/Shake, not much being done with Final Cut Server, DVD SP remaining at version 4 since '05 and Color only going from 1.0 to 1.5 during its Apple lifespan they've shown time and time again that they'll make what the want to make and the customer can take it or leave it.


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