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Apple aims to win over video editors

Apple aims to win over video editors | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
The backlash over Apple's redesign of Final Cut Pro video editing software two years ago was so severe that even slashing the price by $700, to $299, caused an uproar.
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Professional editors have been precarious about adopting Apple's Final Cut Pro X, especially when competitors like Adobe and Avid have very robust non-linear editing software readily available. I must admit, I've had the same doubts about FCP X, but since its release it has made great strides in meeting the needs of professional editors. For one thing, I find it's a much faster program and when it comes to time spent editing, anything that helps to speed up the process is a blessing.

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FCP X and the Future of Editing | Filmmaker Magazine

FCP X and the Future of Editing | Filmmaker Magazine | Documentary Landscapes | Scoop.it
Editing is older than motion pictures. The ordering and pacing of dialogues, scenes, entrances and exits to build conflict and resolution have long defined Western theater, from Aeschylus’s Oresteia to Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung .

 

As an NLE designer today, where would you draw the line between professional and nonprofessional? Which features would you include or deny? Wouldn’t you wish to meet the high-end needs of the workplace, yet attract that vast center of the bell curve of potential users? If only to carve out the largest possible market share?

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