Originally Posted by visionary
I still have to read one good reason why the new FCP is not good.
The source monitor of course.
That armchair reviewer kept going on about the source monitor perhaps not realising that when a clip is active in filmstrip view etc that the output viewer doubles as the source monitor.
Context sensitive actions seem to play quite a strong role to keep the UI efficient. Instead of not having both a source display and output display side by side when you only use one at a time, it switches roles when you need it. This has the huge benefit of giving you a much larger output viewer on a single screen.
Also, they may allow spawning other windows to multiple displays like Shake and allow you to have whatever you want in it e.g bin + source viewer on the left monitor, timeline + output on the right.
What we're seeing right now is the usual 'if Apple doesn't do exactly what I want, I'm going to use competitor software x (Avid, Windows bah blah) and will never buy Mac hardware again and Apple will rue the day they crossed me'. But as always, Apple doesn't care, they do what they think is right and they clearly do talk to the mythical 'pros' (who've never been photographed in the wild) to find out what the right way to do things is.
People underestimate how much of a connection a software company has to their software. Every time you push/pull a UI element in Final Cut, a software designer had to think about what that element does, why it's there, how much importance it should have based on the frequency and importance of its use and in which way best to present it. They have to do this for every single action or command in the entire program. Yet people who use a fraction of the software come along and moan about such vague things like there not being a source viewer and we're all supposed to go 'hey, he's right, why the hell didn't Apple notice that?'
The point about colorsync is so stupid. What difference does it make if some people don't finish using Final Cut? It still means that what you see in Quicktime, Motion, Photoshop or anything will look as you intend during the edit process to save you time even if you do colour correction elsewhere. Whether its important or not is completely irrelevant and certainly not a negative point.
Oh but these people work for the usual gawker/gizmodo crowd where anything Apple-related is negative until they get their event invites back.