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Old June 27th, 2006, 12:33 PM   #1
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Apple and Sony paint the town!!!

http://www.macworld.com/news/2006/06...sony/index.php

Leaving Canon and JVC users at home crying over their big bowl of ice cream watching reality t.v.

Since this is area 51, I will ask this question; How much courting has Sony done to get Apple to "divorce" if you will, their JVC and Canon users who have been waiting patiently for a "promised" update.

Sony has Vegas... why are they taking my precious Apple away!?!

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That's me... gotta go!!!
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Old June 27th, 2006, 01:36 PM   #2
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I don't see anything in that story which would make me think Apple is "divorcing" JVC and Canon users. The Apple/Sony connection isn't exactly a newsflash. Remember MacWorld 2005 when Steve Jobs brought Sony President Kunitake Ando out onto the stage? http://www.lafcpug.org/feature_macworld_05.html
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Steve Jobs demos the Sony HDR-FX1 by shooting Sony's CEO with it. This camera was everywhere in and around Apple's big tent on the show floor.
If Apple has promised JVC/Canon support then I'm sure they will deliver it eventually. But like everything else, I imagine it's a marketing as much as a tech decision. There are a lot more HC1's, HC3's, A1's, FX1's and Z1's out there than there are HD100's or XLH1's, and they all use the same existing form of HDV which FCP already supports....
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Old June 27th, 2006, 02:52 PM   #3
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One small caveat, 24p and 24f are brand new and Apple is likely working on these new additions. I can capture and edit 30f with no problems in FCP 5.0.4.

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Old June 27th, 2006, 06:09 PM   #4
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Since this is area 51, I will ask this question; How much courting has Sony done to get Apple to "divorce" if you will, their JVC and Canon users who have been waiting patiently for a "promised" update.
I assume it's a finacial arrangement. Now Sony's newest BETA has an ally.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #5
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It's a pretty awkward arrangement considering the Apple store doesn't sell any Sony video cameras anymore.
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Old June 27th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #6
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Canon XL H1:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...lm=TH102LL%2FA

Sanyo HD1:

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...lm=TH366LL%2FA

Interesting, no FX1.

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Old June 28th, 2006, 11:35 AM   #7
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It's a pretty awkward arrangement considering the Apple store doesn't sell any Sony video cameras anymore.
It's also awkward as Apple is directly competing with Sony (and cleaning Sony's clock, I might add) in some market segments: iPod vs. Walkman; Final Cut vs. Vegas; Pixar vs. Sony Pictures; Macs vs. VAIOs.
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