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Old May 18th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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FCS going prosumer?

Well, guys, this is it:

AppleInsider | Apple scaling Final Cut Studio apps to fit prosumers

Bummer.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #2
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Right, and according to Steve Jobs the next FCS would "be amazing" according to that posted report a month ago.

I guess it's not totally suprising, this is exactly what insiders and people like myself have been surmising, that Apple is indeed scaling back true "pro" apps to go more after the "i-consumer" market.

That's fine, "i-hope" Apple makes tons of dough on the effort. As far as the future for companies like mine and our monies invested with Apple products? I've got a new app for that, it's called "i-Don't Think So".
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #3
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Wow! Bummer 'cause I'm really fast with FCS. At least my upgrade to Adobe CS5 Production Premium will include Premier! Time to learn another platform! AND I might have to sell my stock!
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #4
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If this is true (does this belong in Area 51?), this has got to be making everyone at Avid happy.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #5
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Sure glad now that I stuck with FCP for 10 years. I'm not that great at figuring out new programs. I can't believe they're doing this.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 07:58 PM   #6
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Remember this is all just Rumors and your current FCS3 will still work for years to come.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:04 PM   #7
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FCP is a powerful program that has a learning curve, steep for some not, so bad for others.. Apple spends a decent amount of time publicizing professional use of the program and they make a lot of money with it. Why, when Apple is doing great financially, would they abandon it? Crazy things happen I admit but that seems a bit too crazy.

Sounds likely that FCE is getting some change to make it better than iMovie but less cumbersome to "prosumers" who don't like the FCP learning curve. Who knows? IMovie has some nifty tricks that would be nice in Final Cut but I couldn't imagine editing anything substantial in it. I recommend less panic, download Premier CS5 test run to experience the competition (try the new Media100 as well) and wait to make a drastic decision unless you are rolling in dough and free time. My two cents, right now Premier has the processing power down better than FCP but the interface is harder to work with, AVID still is the best in the interface and media management department. AVID is probably the way I would go if hell froze over and Apple abandoned FCP. I don't expect that anytime soon.

I would also recommend reading the entire AppleInsider article. The end of it is very positive about the ProApps in general.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:36 PM   #8
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I have a feeling Apple, who sells far more copies of Final Cut Express, may do it to that program. Who knows?

Rumors, of course. Let's hope it's nothing too radical. I've been on FCP since late 1999.

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Old May 18th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #9
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FCP is due for a facelift modernize the interface (flatter control buttons, resolution independent graphics, etc).
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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:03 PM   #10
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Hmmmmm......looks like Area 51 material to me.....being as it IS from a rumor site.
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Old May 18th, 2010, 11:05 PM   #11
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Well, it is. They tweaked the interface a bit in 2003 for FCP 4, and that's been the UI for 7 years now... I'm optimistic!

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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:07 AM   #12
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It would be no bad thing to incorporate some of the great features of iMovie '09 into FCP. The way that one can scrub through vast numbers of clips & the Media Manager functions of iMovie along with very fast editing functions are great. Ken Stone has a nice review iMovie 09
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Old May 19th, 2010, 01:13 AM   #13
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My personal take on this: Keep working with what I got.

If it suddenly takes a turn where it doesn't do what I need to get the job done, then find something else.

Worrying about things are beyond my control isn't going to help me in what I'm doing.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 02:24 AM   #14
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This make sense

The present and future of post production business and technology Why Apple Insider couldn’t be more wrong!

dumbing down isn't what Apple does.
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Old May 19th, 2010, 03:27 AM   #15
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There are only two types of professional tools: tools that are so simple & elegant that it's a no-brainer why paid professionals use them and tools that are so complicated only a paid professional would put up with them. FCP has been and continues to be both, and I have no doubt the future version of FCP will be the same.

As for the word "prosumer", if you put any stock in that word at all, I've got a bridge for sale in Brooklyn I'd like to sell ya.
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