Just my two cents - I have to agree with Stewart.
Matrox had professional video NLE system and was an industry standard
long before Final Cut was a twinkle in Steve Jobs eyes. Avid has also
been around long before Final Cut. Before I bought my first 128K Apple
Mac (which I paid $2,800 for in 1980), Matrox was selling full-fledged
NLE systems and Genigraphics was one of the the industry standards for
computer generated graphics. Two years ago when Final Cut totally
changed it's program, a bunch of editors I know switched over to Avid.
Lately, Apple has not shown the respect or support for the professional
video and audio industry. Their focus has changed to consumer needs and
handheld devices. I love Apple products but I have more options and
better pricing on PC based hardware and software. Final Cut Pro has
dropped their stripped down version Final Cut Express and there are only
the options of Final Cut Pro, or Adobe Premire Pro or Light for video
editing. Neither has the short intuitive ramp-up learning curve of PC
based options like Sony Vegas or its stripped down version - Sony Movie
Studio. At the cable access TV station I work with, two of volunteers
who are learning editing have Macs at home. They have dropped both Final
Cut and Premiere light, have set up boot camp running Windows 7, to run
Sony Vegas and are much happier.
You can get a top quality audio ingest/mixing/editing program for either
And when a custom-built PC can be almost half of what a comparable Apple
product is, I lean towards PC as the option that suits me far better
than Apple these days.
On 5/17/2015 11:13 PM, Stewart Gooderman wrote:
> I’m as big an Apple bigot as they come (been using Apple products exclusively since the Apple //e) and even I think this statement is a bit on the hyperbole side.
> I mean, Apple doesn’t even support Blu-Ray. Never has and probably never will. In fact, they are essentially abandoning all optical media, which I don’t think is a good idea, frankly.
>> On May 17, 2015, at 7:25 PM, Jamie Howarth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Apple is the industry standard for audio and video.
>> Please pardon the misspellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone
>>> On May 17, 2015, at 8:28 PM, Michael Gillman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> Also, I see we have some serious windows defenders on this list.
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