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Herb Sevush
Re: swapping two shots
on Mar 4, 2015 at 1:45:57 pm

[Robin S. Kurz] " To think that some are literally still having to do the exact same timeline Tango with the most current version of their NLE. Unless there were some MAJOR changes in other NLEs that I missed?"

No, I don't think you've missed anything, although Ppro, unlike FCP7, does allow you to swap/move groups of clips, but you would still have to move some things around to match the demo example. So yes, you've now made the entire case for the magnetic timeline -- it is clearly superior to any other NLE for this type of operation.

Which has been acknowledged since the first Demo at NAB.

The argument has never been whether the MagTimeline was better at this, since it clearly is, the argument has been - but at what cost?

How often during your week do you swap this sort of complex collection of clips vs how often do you look at that undifferentiated mass of clips trying to figure out what is where? Is the time saving (which this demo pushed to it's furthest limits) in swapping worth the time lost to confusion. If the way you organize your work leads to a Yes to that question, then FCPX is clearly for you. However the opposite holds true as well. There is no free lunch and choice of NLE is based on individual workflow.

[Robin S. Kurz] " And the same people make sure to never miss a beat when it comes time to tell everyone what a massive f***-up the magnetic timeline is, how Apple betrayed them, yadda yadda yadda... ;)"

The Apple betrayal has nothing to do with the magnetic timeline, it has to do with the sudden EOL of FCP7 etc., etc ...

Which is a discussion about marketing and business practices, much like the discussion about Adobe's total switch to subscriptions. While both discussions involve the underlying software, they are not really about them.

Herb Sevush
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