Originally Posted by jragosta
Then don't hang around heels. /s
First, you're wrong. There are a lot of professionals who use FCP.
Second, it's irrelevant. This thread is about the iMac - which is not really sold as a professional level machine.
FCP7, yes please still use it, but how much longer? Maybe 2 years. FCPX may be used by some professionals, but NO ONE is cutting a feature length film on it. I mean the program dumbed down a lot of the capabilities that FCP7 had. Not to mention that Adobe Premiere came in and created a settings tab that practically duplicates FCP key commands. Premiere took the FCP7 market and the rest switched to Avid. True story.
I challenge your 2nd point for a number of reasons.
1- video editing can now be done on lower level machines. At first it required all the manpower possible to edit low res stuff. Now, iMacs are actually great machines to edit on. The iMac also still starts at 1k, so it deserves to be a competitive machine. Which my original point was, yes it should have been updated 6 months ago to be competitive.
2- With the MacPro being absent for a while, the iMac filled that void for a short time.
3- We've noticed a convergence of consumer and professional technology in almost all realms. I'm sure you've heard the term "prosumer." So yeah, I think the iMac fits that description.
But continue to argue that the iMac doesn't need an update, because that makes sense...