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Old February 18th, 2010, 09:21 PM   #31
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If layoffs = Evil then there's not a Angelic company out there.

I'm surprised that Apple even has 40 people working on Final Cut Studio. That number sounds really high. While it's easy to assume that having a bunch of engineers means you get faster or higher quality software it in fact ends up being the opposite (Mythical Man Month).

Chances are they needed a bunch of engineers to do the heavy porting from Carbon to Cocoa and once that was done there wasn't really room for keeping a bunch of people regardless of whether they were "good" or not.
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Old February 18th, 2010, 10:09 PM   #32
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Harrison, that's a very good point about needing a large work force to port over all that code to Cocoa! I'm also enthused about the updated timeline in Aperture 3's advanced slideshows, it's just a neat "little" feature, but it bodes well for what we might expect in the next version of FCS.
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Old February 20th, 2010, 01:37 PM   #33
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Since when is a tweet a reliable source? It doesn't tell us anything. If there were 300 people working on a 64-bit cocoa version of Final Cut Pro, and the work is done and they fire 40, that says nothing about the future of Final Cut Pro. Do you really think they are going to upset a market in which they have a huge market share and that buys a lot of expensive gear (most people own a Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, Cinema Displays...).

I really don't believe that.
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