Originally Posted by Gustav
Last I checked FCP7 still works. It is not dead.
- FCP7 is not going to be updated.
- FCP7 is no longer sold.
- FCP7 has been recalled from retail channels.
FCP7 is dead.
And in the coming future, FCPX will have everything you need in FCP7 and more.
Why... because it fits some fanboy ideal of what Apple will do?
The real pros understand that, just like the printing pros that eventually moved to InDesign.
The real pros... the ones I know editing for broadcast have a very good understanding of what FCPX means. A transition to Avid or Adobe.
FCPX doesn't allow for silly, trivial things like drawing from any projects you've ever created before (which happens constantly
) organizing media in a way that makes sense for anything more professional than wedding videos ("Events"... seriously?), accessing networked storage, collaborating with... anyone... accessing decades of tape media, using broadcast-quality monitors, doing anything meaningful with audio (can I assign audio tracks? Nope! FCPX is designed around the idea that they don't exist!)
Trying to explain these things over and over again
to people who don't know what post is like, don't care to know, and assume it's a case of "Ewww... new is bad" is like talking to the box FCP7 came in.
Many workflows cannot be updated to work with FCPX because FCPX simply cannot produce the results needed through any combination of actions. Waiting for a fix from Apple is a nonstarter because Apple thought this was a good idea in the first place, and therefore doesn't know or doesn't care what professionals need to get through a day at work. FCPX was not designed around bins and audio tracks, collaboration with others, and backwards compatibility. It's just broken on every level and utterly useless to a significant portion of the FCP7 user base.