APPLE FINAL CUT PRO: Apple Final Cut Pro X FCPX Debates FCP Legacy FCP Tutorials

Good idea, bad idea

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Tim Parsons
Good idea, bad idea
on Jun 28, 2011 at 6:27:46 pm

All this talk about "Stop whining and get back to work; you don't need FCP in order to be good" is like telling a contractor to build an L.A. mansion with a hammer and saw. Sure a good contractor will be able to make an impressive tree-house with those tools. A *great* contractor will be able to build a basic house with those limited tools. But a mansion? Aint no way. Any contractor would need far more than a hammer and saw. He would need just about every tool in the book!

Same with FCP editors, like myself. Using FCP X, would we be able to produce some impressive shorts like local TV spots? Of course. Would we be able to produce some longer bits like simple in-house presentations? Probably. But anything of substantial scope and reach? No chance!! We would need multi-computer collaboration, proper communication with other softwares, access to old project files, and so on that FCP X simply does not offer.

Apple really messed up. They took away our tools, replaced them with limited ones, and still expect us to build the Colosseum! Not happening. If you need be reminded of the real issues, here is a comprehensive list.

That being said, I think a petition, though sound in principle, is the wrong way to go. Apple needs to read the reviews, listen to the professionals who consume their product, and make the proper changes. That's how capitalism works. A petition is not going to cut it. Apple needs to take their lumps, learn, and fix it.

Anyone reminded of the "New Coke" fiasco of the 80s?

Just a thought.

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