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Jeremy Garchow
Re: And the lightbulb goes on...
on Feb 4, 2014 at 5:22:19 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "I've never used FCP Legend on as large a scale as I have Avid so I can't make '7 to X' workflow guesstimate. To be honest, even on the smaller scale that I used it on (12 editors, 60TB Xsan, mostly a mix of daily web content and a weekly cable news magazine show) it was such a PITA that I'd never choose to use on bigger projects like I mentioned previously. Obviously people like Mark Raudonis and his team (as well as others) figured out how to use FCP Legend effectively in large scale facilities and my hat's off to them."

That's kind of what I was getting at and glad you backed it up. While FCP was super flexible in XML and relink workflows, it really was no where near what Avid can offer.

FCPX at least stand a better chance, but it certainly needs a bit more work. If Events could be read only, it would go a long way to compete.

[Andrew Kimery] "I was giddy as a school girl being back in Avid's multi-editor environment. Sure Avid still treats stills as video, the FX mode is horribly antiquated and resolution & frame rate are set at the project level (WTF Avid, it's 2014!) but there's nothing I'd rather use currently than Avid + ISIS if I'm doing something like a big reality show (ScriptSync is also ridiculously useful)."

Avid, at it's very heart, is an offline system, and besides what used to be M100, probably has the best offline/online workflow (AMA aside).

[Andrew Kimery] "In the next day or so I'm going to write up my basic big project, Avid multi-user workflow and spin this discussion off into it's own thread to see how you guys would try and use X to tackle a similar scenario. My initial assumption is to agree with Steve Connor that X has a long way to go in this regard but I'd still like to get an idea of where X is at."

Thanks so much for chiming in. It's always good to heat however people are using anything successfully and why.

We are not large scale by any means, but 10.1 is very very close, even though I don't like some of the organizational changes within it.


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