RedShark article on time to take a new look at Final Cut Pro X 10.3

So RedShark has posted an opinion piece on Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and why you should give it a second look now because it is so fast and has become so powerful now. The author gave it a new look after looking at this video.




It is interesting and it does look powerful now, and full of most of the features it should have had on release.

Still a couple of things give me pause. Number one being this quote from the article on the magnetic time line:

The stress of knocking your entire sequence out of sync is gone.

I can honestly say that I never had any stress about knocking a timeline out of sync in any NLE. You learn how to use it and never have an issue with knocking stuff of of sync. To me that is not a reason to create an all new paradigm for the timeline, because I have never had a problem with knocking things out of sync!

And second I just don't trust Apple anymore. Sure I love OS X and wish I could stay on it forever, but without having a customization "Pro" machine like the old MacPro I can't see them as Pro. And that is why they have to make FCP X work on less powerful machines so well, because they don't have a viable alternative. And no way am I ever getting a trashcan even if they do upgrade it. Not having it upgrade able or internally expandable means it will not last like my MacPro from 2009 has! And I don't trust apple to not just kill FCP X one day. They did it with Shake. They did it with FCP 7. They did it with Color. They did it with DVD Studio Pro. They did it with Aperture. I just don't trust them anymore.
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