Yeah, I'm curious too - but remember, it's only been about 2 months since the buyout, software NEVER works that quickly. I don't expect we'll hear anything for quite a while about Shake, honestly, but maybe they'll have some small news at NAB next week, who knows.Originally posted by dukestreet
I wasn't expecting Shake, I just figured that would be the next thing for FCP. Since the buyout there really hasn't been any indication what's going to be happening. Will they incorporate Shake into FCP 3.5 or will it be an add on like Cinema Tools? Not impatient, just really, really curious.
Actually, Shake isn't available for Mac, that Hollywood Reporter article mentioned Shake but just implied that it runs on OS X, which it doesn't (only Windows, Linux, and Irix). Nothing Real did announce that they were working on a version of Shake for OS X last year at MacWorld, and it was even demoed (I heard from someone else who saw it running, I wasn't there), but then we never heard about it again after that, it just kind of disappeared. I would assume Apple will bring it back and finish it, that would be the obvious thing to do.Originally posted by dukestreet
Well, if Filmlogic is any indication, we'll be waiting a year for iShake. But since its already available for Macs, we might see something sooner. I hope
That's too bad, really. But I'm willing to be patient. It is great seeing Apple collecting all these great techs, hopefully they'll be able to improve on them.Originally posted by Q-bert
So while I'm hoping for some OS X news for Shake at NAB, given how things usually work, I certainly won't be holding my breath waiting for it...
It's been my experience that Avids generally offer more features than FCP. It's just that you can buy 1 or 2 FCP stations for the cost of renting an Avid for an event. Alot of people have switched over for this reason alone.Originally posted by jaredbkt
I wonder if this is the beginning of the end for AVID? From what I can tell from my limited experience of FCP3, and what I've read, both offer the same things. FCP has a little more, too. The main difference is price where Apple is killing AVID. Now they are going after the actual film and not just DV. Anyone else have opinion?
This suggests that the AVID can't do these things when in fact it can. People use OMFI to get audio to/from Pro Tools systems all the time. As far as talking to video finishing workstations, most people work on the AVID at a low enough resolution that you're really only bringing an EDL to the online. There is also Symphony which is an AVID product that can use your existing Media Compser project file so you can maintain all your effects settings.Apple is saying, "Look, our 10k setup can do everything you use that 100k AVID setup for and FCP can even talk to your audio sweetening and video finishing workstations."
Originally posted by bonehead
I agree with you Lethal but you say:
This suggests that the AVID can't do these things when in fact it can. People use OMFI to get audio to/from Pro Tools systems all the time. As far as talking to video finishing workstations, most people work on the AVID at a low enough resolution that you're really only bringing an EDL to the online. There is also Symphony which is an AVID product that can use your existing Media Compser project file so you can maintain all your effects settings.
That said, I can't wait for FCP to "take over", and I own an AVID. They are such an unpleasant company to deal with and have been gouging for a long time. You mentioned that FCP's media management isn't up to snuff. I messed around with FCP 1 and found that very thing, among others, lacking enough to drive me back to the familiarity of the AVID. Are there improvements in FCP 3?