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It is the industry standard. 
it's in use at every top line mastering shop, and every major and vast majority of minor recording studios.

You guys bet on the wrong horse and simply won't let go of it. 

Please pardon the misspellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone

> On May 18, 2015, at 7:38 AM, Tom Fine <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> 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.
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> -- Tom Fine
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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jamie Howarth" <[log in to unmask]>
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>> Apple is the industry standard for audio and video.
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>> Please pardon the misspellings and occassional insane word substitution I'm on an iPhone
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>>> On May 17, 2015, at 8:28 PM, Michael Gillman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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>>> Also, I see we have some serious windows defenders on this list.
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