FCPX, Potato, Apple and doubt

My friend Vincent AKA Vince 26 you probably know me by Email requests in recent days about FCPX especially.

He posted it : ” As for FCPX, Are you sure you do not insert a space at the end (alt W). The interface is at the moment and made it black is barely visible.
When export Vimeo… J’espère qu’il corrigeront d’autres trucs avant ça 😉 Et j’ai hâte de lire ton point de vu sur ce FCPX. On my side, not use as I had worries me ; on the contrary, I took a lot of fun to discover full of tricks, functions undeveloped ; it's more to see people like Atreid have big doubts about the future that worries me FCPX. And you ?”

Hi Vince,
is a sensitive topic, I confess that I do not know what to think. But there are a lot of balls and it made the big American networks that use the ecosystem Final Cut Pro that are most concerned. Imagine, CNN, MTV are among the heavyweights that have made the switch on the FCP. For the time being home the slogan is not to move. Even TF1 Production, which has a smaller scale 150 machines (yes I know 150 machines c’est pas vraiment petit 😉 ) that are functional but can not migrate at least for the moment. Just Imagine 150 FCP connected on Xsan Xserve running on and equipped FCServeur …. everything that made that FCP could be used in ultra pro environment is abandoned by Apple …

Like you and like thousands of other users (millions ?) I am in doubt. What I know is that the features are interesting FCP X. Dave C. One of the pundits of the industry at European level at Apple would have said with a smile at a rally for integrators and resellers FCPX pros for him was not expected to come before replacing FCP7 12 to 16 month … in that case why have abandoned the sale of the previous version ?

Too many signs show that the concerns of apple are also. One of the crap that thrilled everyone this is my first engine 100% RGB. Not to mention all the relevant issues has posed all users worried the answers are often oriented plugins and so-called solutions “third party”

My concern goes beyond, what is this company that has long been for me a mark for me to defend Is not become worse than his old enemy : microsoft ? … Today the political ultra protective of Apple and its big brother next to me inflate ! Remember the basis gentlemen, remember those who support you from start, those who were still there buy a Mac Quadra 1996 Then everyone gave you for almost dead. Remember the Fans, those who are willing to go on a crusade against those who defend the dark side !
All this creative community, Musicians, graphic, filmmakers, while those who chose Apple for these incredible tools and community spirit, does not drop.

Remember the advertising Ridley Scott for the Mac 1984. Where is your soul or spirit that sweet rose rebel ?

Can not we engrenger the dough and continue to remain faithful to the original principles ?

I wrote this article with a macbook pro 17″ I think that remains a formidable machine that allows me to work and produce content. I also have an old iMac at home, 1 iPhone, 2 iPads, my company is equipped with Mac 99% … My concern does not start today but what ? Buy Windows Pece 7 Is this what the alternative ? At the moment I am weak, of “2 Steve” Jobs that I like Balmer, but for how long ?

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  1. Vinc26
    Vinc26 says:

    Merci Manu 🙂 Tu es lu par la pomme toi ? Finally… We believe the spirit of the apple I think the matter.

    I really feel that there are two division at Apple : pole R&D, which has a very particular vision of what should become the tool for tomorrow ; led by Steve himself (lack of file management, meta data on the entire chain…). And a pole “money”, which dilutes up the products of R&D to be sold en masse, and mass (with total control over the user not to be bored) : FCPX seems to be typical in the cross of the two poles : giving a clear vision on the world of post production for tomorrow : nothing is random in soft, it's just not finished ; but sold as a soft “for everyone” (those who live including).
    The question I ask myself : is it that Apple will make a choice between pushing as the symbol of their R&D or sell it to everyone ? Or is it that Apple will bring the two worlds : a soft to the point, responding to requests for that answer FCP7, with the method of the future and at the same time be sold en masse ?
    I do not know.

    About the only engine RGB : it is from where this info ? It is Fundation AV RGB only ? Is there not something hidden ? And (Attention dangerous question) where is the problem of being only RGB in post-production of tomorrow (je souhaite une réponse technique et non pas polémique 😀 )

    The two next three months will be very interesting !

  2. Vinc26
    Vinc26 says:

    Uh… About my question on the RGB… I mean “Where is the problem of being only RGB in post-production of tomorrow from the issue of monitoring for external course”.

      • Vinc26
        Vinc26 says:

        There's some controversy here precisely. It does not seem clear that they have the API for a long time ; see just before the release of FCPX. Apple seemed to lag behind… all. But does that mean that internal, the foundations of FCPX be blocked in RGB ?

        Do not add anything more Lion ?

        Ok, they are under NDA may be ; but it seems that neither AJA or BlackMagic have a statement on the absence or presence of an API for a TRUE output monitoring. No one says anything. (or else, I have not yet found)

    • Tchat
      Chat says:

      Anyway, are made from the YUV RGB. So AJA, Blackmagic, Matrox & Cie not become penguins overnight, they will do well in a driver we can lay out the YUV 422.

      We talk all of 2K, 4K monitoring but it is completely faithful to the flock ! Would that the professional connection : HD-SDI only allows the monitoring 1080i ! It takes two HD-SDI ports or a single 3G-SDI to support the 1080p 422 (YUV) or 444 (RGB).

      I, I wonder if the connectors “pros” are not trying to be overwhelmed by the connectors “computer” (DisplayPort, ThunderBolt, etc.) in terms of assuming 2K or 4K resolution RGB.

      Actually, I wonder if we'll still need a card for external monitoring, term…

      • Vinc26
        Vinc26 says:

        You say “Anyway, are made from the YUV RGB”, it makes me ask questions about my knowledge of a sudden : when it comes to ProRes 422 for example, one speaks well YUV : cuts applied to the luma and chroma (I'm simplifying). Or, how a system of video codec based on YUV compression can be managed only by a motor RGB ??? I do not see this…

        That's why in my mind, I had previously felt that everything was working renderer necessarily in YUV, and was made in RGB for computer display purposes.

        Where else, I understand kidney.

        • sherap
          sherap says:

          It seems that the problem does not come as a treatment in RGB as the frequency display.
          In truth we would have long since gone from Aja and Blackmagic if Nvidia and Ati does not persisted to block their card 60hz/75hz/120hz…. HDMI to SDI there is a small step.
          But at these frequencies the exit 24p, the 50th

          Is this the end of the BNC and the beginning of the reign of MiniDisplay… The idea seems somewhat indigestible…

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