[quote]Originally posted by CosmoNut:
But there are many "real pros" that work on Avids, Media 100, etc. at the local level. I'd imagine a majority of "local" TV stations run them. I consider those people just as "real pro" as the network level.
It'd be nice if they could shrink down the manual, though. Over 1400 pages is a bit excessive if you ask me.
I agree entirely. My point was in response to myahmac who had implied that only people shooting and editing in a national broadcast environment were "real pros." My point about the doctors was that just because someone isn't working in the most public and "sexy" segment of a field doesn't make them any less professional. Clearly there are lots of people doing exciting, creative and polished work at the network affiliate and small cable network level.
With respect to new features, etc. for FCP 3, I'm just as eager to hear as the next person. In particular, now that iDVD 2 has come out for OS X, it's a pain to have to flip back and forth between operating systems for editing and DVD authoring.
I also agree about the manual. Every review treats it glowingly, but I suspect most of the reviewers haven't actually tried to read it front to back (which I did and gave up on after about 1/3 of the way through).