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jakebot
Apr 7, 2008, 05:56 AM
I just clicked on the article randomly to find it was relevant to myself.

Talks about Avid and how its revamping to become more competitive, etc.

Being a loyal Avid user for 6 years, and knowing FCP very well, I love Avid for its speed and the way it works. For me, though, Avid lately just seems to have such slow development, as I have to wait forever for updates, and even then, the updates don't fix many of the problems avid has been having on macs such as permission issues, and buffer errors.

I won't switch to FCP anytime soon in the professional world (as it still drives me nuts that when I throw in an MP3 into a timeline, it has to render it to even give me a preview.... what the??? But I just hope Avid ups its development speed and relevance.... hopefully we won't have to wait years for it to come to leopard.

mcorange
Apr 7, 2008, 08:13 AM
I won't switch to FCP anytime soon in the professional world (as it still drives me nuts that when I throw in an MP3 into a timeline, it has to render it to even give me a preview.... what the???

Huh? I know FCS and earlier had that issue, but since FCS2 the mp3 render has disappeared (at least on my Mac Pro 8 core 3.0ghz). Perhaps you should reconsider?

But I agree with you in that there are various serious issues with fcs.

jakebot
Apr 7, 2008, 09:00 AM
I dont know... I dont use FCS2 very often... but I wanted to use it quick to cut up some audio.... and I just threw in an Mp3 (320kbps, CBR) and it wouldn't play it back until it rendered.. I'm on an 8 core 2.8ghz mac pro, so I thought that was hilarious!

:)

jakebot
Apr 7, 2008, 09:01 AM
Huh? I know FCS and earlier had that issue, but since FCS2 the mp3 render has disappeared (at least on my Mac Pro 8 core 3.0ghz). Perhaps you should reconsider?

But I agree with you in that there are various serious issues with fcs.

maybe its cause you have the 3.0 GHZ 8 core, and I only have the 2.8 GHZ 8 core.

haha

tk421
Apr 7, 2008, 11:21 AM
There are things I really like (and things that bug me) about both Avid and Final Cut.

I am glad that Avid is making some changes. They really have been slow about adapting. For example, Media Composer still isn't officially supported on Leopard. That said, I am starting to see some improvements in the way Avid does business. Hope it continues.