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Andrew Kimery
Re: Why FCPX?
on Oct 2, 2017 at 11:02:48 pm

[Charlie Austin] "Me too. ☺ And, at least for audio, FCP X is leaps and bounds simpler, easier and faster than the others. Nothing else comes close."

I think you've done some videos (or at least blogged) about how well Roles handles that, right?

[Charlie Austin] "I mean, anyone who's using *any* NLE professionally should know what's required to have it do it's thing right?"

Ehhhh.... In my experience most people tend to learn the least amount to technical knowledge they need in order to get their job done. I mean, on a somewhat regular basis I still run into editors online that don't know that PPro has sync-by-waveform built into it. Someone showed them how to use PluralEyes in 2010 so that's what they know how to do even though they've been able to do the same thing inside PPro for over half a decade.

I've worked with some insanely talented editors that have no clue how to prep footage, get it into their NLE, export a cut w/TC, etc., but they don't get paid to know those things, they get paid to be awesome editors on high profile, high pressure gigs.

[Charlie Austin] " And no matter what you're using, at this level everyone hires a "workflow specialist" aka: Really Good AE. ;-)"

If everyone who's using any NLE professional knows what's required to have it do it's thing workflow specialists wouldn't be required because everyone should already know the best workflow, right? 😉

I've come into multiple situations where I've helped improve workflows because the established ones were either out of date (in that helpful new updates and/or new apps exist that didn't exist when the workflow was created) or they are just not as tweaked as they could be. Experimenting with new workflows involves time (which is money), energy, and risk (what if I blow a bunch of time and energy on a dead-end idea) which is why 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' will always be a viable option.

Thankfully thanks to social media I think it's much easier to share little tips and tricks than ever before.


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