Hitler vs FCP X

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Raja
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brilliant

noddydog
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Very good.... and makes a valid point about retraining.

Personally I will be doing my own Hitler rant impression if FCP X does not edit in native AVCHD and isn't more format friendly.

If not then I'm afraid I'll be following the Beeb and jumping ship back to Premiere. Don't want to do it but Apple have been dragging their feet and I'm getting fed up using a Pro programme that won't cope with as much as their freebie!

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noddydog wrote:
Personally I will be doing my own Hitler rant impression if FCP X does not edit in native AVCHD and isn't more format friendly.

Hi
It is very unlikely that FCP X will "edit in native AVCHD", but I don't think you will need to switch to Adobe on that account ;)
Look at how the iPad handles AVCHD from its cameras - instantly and effortlessly, despite having a low-power CPU, and hardly any RAM.
Because the underlying iOS - and soon Mac OS X with FCP X and Lion, have their own way of handling video editing - in a totally code-efficient new way, that's taken years to evolve.

What Peter Steinauer (FCP X's 'Architect') actually said at the sneak peek is:
"You can create content from a variety of different sources (...SD to 4K), and lay it back to a variety of different sources, without having to worry about the origin of the media you're working with... We're leveraging Grand Central Despatch to do the rendering as fast as is practically possible... ...background rendering."
(My emphasis).

So indeed if you are going to rant that in future Premiere is going to do as fast as is practically possible better than Apple, then I do indeed agree that impersonating Hitler would be a good way to deliver it ;)

noddydog wrote:
I'll be following the Beeb and jumping ship back to Premiere.

Here's the lowdown on that:
The BBC launched its Creative Desktop Initiative in 2007 to improve workflow efficiency, create a tapeless environment and reduce costs. It announced that it was deploying the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium as its preferred solution for PC-based nonlinear editing and post-production. Now, the corporation has implemented an additional 2,000 seats of Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 software, the latest generation of Creative Suite.

That's for production staff 'editing' on PC's in an office environment. Nothing about 'jumping ship' from Mac-based high-level post production, which continues to have the choice of using Final Cut Studio.

noddydog wrote:
Apple have been dragging their feet and I'm getting fed up...

Its better they get it right, than do a half-cock job to keep the ranters happy. :)

I'm afraid that 99% of the people ranting about FCP X's 'shortcomings' are actually asking the wrong question. :)
So questions like:
Does it handle xxx media natively?*
Does it capture from tape?*
Will it import FCP 7 projects?* etc etc
are all irrelevant in the new without-having-to-worry as-fast-as-is-practically-possible way of delivering professionally edited complex movie editing.
* No, *no, *no. ;) There will have to be helper Apps to cope with the last two, and that sort of thing.

Disclaimer: I'm waiting like everyone else for the actual launch to see what FCP X does.
BUT I've listened to what they said at the sneak peek (and watched the audience-shot videos)...

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Yet another version...
"It mightbe time to switch to Avid..." A. Hitler.
Even better hehe LOL ! :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZVV9wEQZmGE

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Paul,
When do you think we will be getting definitive details from Apple? Is this the sort of thing they will leave for some sort of "expo" or, now the cat is out of the bag (released by Apple of course), simply release details as and when they are fully up to speed?
Is there a link to "Tiger" or will "X" work with "Leopard/Snow Leopard"?
Ron

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Hi Ron
Apple will make a formal 'announcement' at some time nearer the 'official' launch.
Maybe we'll get to know more at Apple's Developer Conference (WWDC) starting 6th June 2011, where Lion (and the next iOS) will be previewed.

FCP X will work with Snow Leopard and Lion. Nothing earlier.

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Thanks Paul. Got me cats mixed up a bit, Ron

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