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Scott Witthaus
Re: And the lightbulb goes on...
on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:54:26 pm

Working on X and then going back to Premiere, FCP7 or Avid reminds me a lot of when I was beta testing early Softimage|DS versions. DS seemed so much faster, fluid and intuitive (and fun). Going back to those older software packages felt like cutting with pointed sticks and rocks. Having done an Avid project recently (MC7.something) if felt like I had my hands tied too.

I don't think being able to handle a 30,000+ has any great meaning to the broader visual storytelling marketplace. As a spot, promo, agency cutter it certainly holds less weight for me when choosing a software to work on. Broadcast and film are a niche that may well be best suited (right now) with Avid and Premiere and thats totally cool.

I will say that I have never seen students who have never edited before take to a software so quickly. Apple got something very very right in it's redesign, making the process easier for a wider variety of editors (whether we like that or not).


Scott Witthaus
Senior Editor/Post Production Supervisor
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Professor, VCU Brandcenter

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