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Herb Sevush
Re: FCPX is the best NLE on the market
on May 28, 2014 at 5:06:57 pm

[Bill Davis] "The code base, top to bottom, is newer."

I'm not sure what this means. The overall design paradigm is unique for sure, but I doubt that it's code is newer than let's say Lightworks for OSX, which is just getting written this year.

It also begs the question - is newer code base a criterion for better? Does this mean if some new company, like Resolve, comes out with a fully operational NLE next year it will automatically be better than the then comparatively arthritic 4 year old code of X? Or better still, using this criterion the X of 3 years ago should be better than today's version because 3 years ago the code was definitely "newer" in all ways.

Beware the curse of chasing after the new, because everything once new now grows old. (for all you Paul Simon fans.)

[Bill Davis] "The software takes advantage of the latest Apple hardware and OS improvements, brilliantly."

As compared to Avid, Adobe and Lightworks that work on both OSX and Windows and can take advantage of a much larger set of hardware and software options.

[Bill Davis] "and it's simply more fun to use than other NLE programs. (Source: people I meet who have switched!)"

Ah yes, the fun criteria. Well there it is, that clinches it. Well done.

Herb Sevush
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