That's simply not true! It's the most common platform. It's not an industry standard like 44.1/16
for CD. I don't know much about digital video, but based on my own experience, I'd say it's much
more difficult in the Windows world to get the results you can relatively easily get in the Apple
world (I've used iMovie and I've seen Final Cut Pro in action, and I haven't seen any Windows
programs that get video editing and production done as quickly in as user-friendly a manner). But
audio is a different story. It's always been possible to do the same things in both worlds.
"Creative types" have swooned at Mac style and marketing since the beginning, but that doesn't mean
you HAVE to be in the Mac world to get great audio results or have a smooth and fast workflow. Like
I said, not being an expert in video, just based on working on some video productions with experts,
it seems like video is best done in the Mac world. Digital photography is the same as audio
production -- it's a matter of choice with platforms. To this day, there is a "style tax" for
working in the Mac world (ie, everything costs 20-30% more, and the hardware can cost 50+% more
depending on what's being sold at what time by what PC makers). As a rational business decision,
it's easy to say "pay the man" if you're a video production operation. In the audio world, it
depends on what your other platforms are in the business. If you're a Mac business or household
already, then the choice is obvious, and likewise for Windows. Having set up a mixed network at my
office, I will say that Apple went the extra mile to make their boxes play nicely in a Windows
network, as a minority player would be expected to do if they wished to be at all competitive. I
will also say that someone well-versed in the Apple operating environment can get the work we do at
the office done just as quickly and just as well as someone well-versed in the Windows environment.
It's really horses for courses in the context of our discussions here, not a matter of "industry
standards." Except, as I said, in video production.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Howarth" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2015 10:25 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Is it time to rethink FLAC ?
> 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.