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Bill Davis
Re: Apple's official FCP7 EOL
on Aug 28, 2017 at 7:55:36 pm

[David Lawrence] "[Andy Field] "Apple - come on - just make a widget that opens FCP7 Project and creates a universal XML - can't be that hard -- Premiere Opens them without any translation"

I doubt Apple will make this but I'll bet Philip and Greg at Intelligent Assistance could if there was enough of a demand.

Seems to me that would require a virtualization of the Entire FCP Legacy code inside such a translator wouldn't it? Cuz without that, how do you capture all the potential states of an edit FOR translation?

And if I'm conceptualizing this correctly (tho probably not, but it's a fun thought exercise!) - what possible point would there be for Apple to make the source code for Legacy openly available like that? It's got to have sub-routines buried in it that were sub-licensed or otherwise IP protected.

How do you handle paying the royalties on distributing the embedded IP?

Seems like one big rats nest to avoid.

Much easier just to move on.

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