“The release of Final Cut Pro X back in July 21st 2011 certainly polarised the post production industry,” Peter Wiggins writes for fcp.co. “Now a feature length documentary from Brad Olsen tells the story of how the world’s favourite NLE changed overnight and how the industry did or didn’t accept the new version.”
“During NAB last month we did a private screening a 15 minute preview of my documentary at LumaForge’s Faster, Together Stage. The room was packed with many important people who were all curious about what this kid from Utah had put together,” Olsen explains. “After the screening the general reaction I felt was that I had exceeded their expectations.”
“Naturally being in a room full of editors meant that I did get a few notes, but everybody was very positive about it and I appreciated all the valuable feedback!” Olsen explains. “Now we’ve released the first trailer…”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: This is one doc we’ll definitely be watching!
Is all the noise we’re hearing today really coming from Final Cut Pro users who still have their previous Final Cut version(s) and already know how to properly and rationally submit feedback to Apple?
Or is it coming from non-Final Cut Pro users who see the $299 writing on the wall and realize that they’ll soon very likely have to learn something dramatically new and different from outside their comfort zone? Apple’s previous Final Cut Pro versions have not stopped working, nor has Apple stopped work on FCP X – in fact, they’ve just started working with a paradigm-shifing, extremely strong and powerful foundation upon which to build. Have a minute of patience, please. I heard the same sort of whining when we went from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X and some had to be dragged kicking and screaming. People stopped crying over Mac OS 9 in short order, too.
Or do perhaps some editors feel a little bit threatened that “non-pro” users will be able to edit so well for so little? And/or perhaps it’s coming from Apple’s now price-demolished competition who simply cannot crunch their numbers and make them come out profitably if Apple is going to offer Final Cut Pro X for $299? – SteveJack, MacDailyNews, June 24, 2011
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