Saturday, June 25, 2011

What Is Final Cut Pro X ?

What Is Final Cut Pro X ?

I've always had a Mac. Since we were all Apple developers at Boss Film 1983, before little beige Mac I (128k RAM!) came out.

I don't trust Apple since 2004, when I bought new FCP editing system on Friday, and on Monday, calling for technical support, was told I had bought "an obsolete computer." Not even a hint from the Friday salesman.  Monday brought new computer, new operating system, and new FCP! No more Macs for me.

Today, there's a new Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Pro X. New FCP looks just like iMovie. That is to say, quick and easy for Hobbyists, but none of the control a Pro needs.  They've dumped 2 million FCP users in the drink. So that game is over.

Here is a video that explains why this is a good thing.

Conan O'Brien (of all people) has his say, on Final Cut Pro X.

Last FCP X clip, I promise. I don't usually let Hitler into minor
discussions, and this clip does go over the line,
but if you can take it, FCP Verboten!
CAUTION: (Deservedly) rough language, and well, Hitler.

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