Final Cut Pro X: Apple’s Worst Launch of Their Best App

For the last few weeks, the Internet and popular TV alike have been abuzz with criticism over Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X. If you’ve not been keeping up with the hoopla, here’s a summary: Continue reading »

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Almost a week in – thoughts on Final Cut Pro X (FCPX)

It has been almost a week since FCPX was released and I thought you’d want to know some of my thoughts… I’m sure many of you won’t agree, but that’s ok – that’s what makes the world go around!

By the way, found this little tidbit on macrumors… (which is an excerpt of the original article on “iMovie ’08 Was Originally Called ‘First Cut’, Ubillos on Final Cut Pro X” Continue reading »

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Larry Jordan: Apple’s Challenges

Since Apple launched Final Cut Pro X last Tuesday, I’ve had more than 3,500 emails that range from “I’m enjoying FCP X and creating useful projects,” to “FCP X will destroy my ability to make a living.” (And, ah, far worse, I’m sad to say.)

When I first saw Final Cut X, I was excited by its potential, but warned Apple that this release would be intensely polarizing to the editing community. It does not give me pleasure to see that I was right. Continue reading »

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Richard Harrington’s Response to David Pogue’s “Professional Video Editors Weigh In on Final Cut Pro X”

Before I begin … let me say this.  

  • David Pogue is a fine gentleman who I have met several times.  He is smart, he is generous in his knowledge, and he is fair. He is not a shill and his article was trying to be helpful (I commend him for getting Apple to answer questions).
  • He is not a video editor. Nor does he try to pass himself off as one.
  • I am sorry this response is SO long. It’s technical and it’s important I be clear and detailed (I’ve already been criticized and accused of being an Apple hater or colluding against them). Continue reading »
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