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Oliver Peters
Re: Could Creative Cloud discourage plugin developers from embracing Premiere?
on Apr 16, 2013 at 6:04:21 pm

[Walter Soyka] "But is this really just about price, or is this about needs and use cases?
In other words, are FCPX users not buying FxF/BCC/Sapphire/Baselight because they are too expensive relative to FCPX itself, or because they don't need what those plugins do and thus wouldn't benefit from having those tools?"

Plug-ins are often an impulse buy. If you want a larger package it's generally based on need or to have one comprehensive set to cover all the bases. MB Looks probably falls more into need than impulse, whereas the various Motion template-based effects are probably almost all impulse. As a general rule, editors aren't big plug-in users the way designers are, unless they are just looking for something unique or special to set their work apart from others.

[Walter Soyka] "FCPX users may have needs for FxF/BCC/Sapphire, but may find those needs better-filled in another host like Ae anyway."

Agreed. Their performance is terrible in FCP X versus AE. I really don't consider X to be a very good host for effects, though it has an edge with transitions. The various stylized "look" effects do function reasonably well within X as long as they are Apple's.

- Oliver

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