Posted by Paul Lee on Reduser:
24 hours later, I took a step back and this is the saddest part of the whole thing to me:
Shake (nothing real)- DEAD
DVD Studio Pro (Spruce’s DVD Maestro)- DEAD
Final Cut Server (Proximity’s Artbox)- DEAD
Color (Silicon Imaging’s Final Touch)- DEAD
Final Cut Pro (Macromedia’s Key Grip)- DEAD
Cinema Tools- DEAD
Man, that’s a long road of death and destruction for one company, and what do we have to show for it? These were awesome tools, developed by people who really believed in them (we beta tested Final Touch and used to talk with their guys frequently). What kind of legacy is that? It’s a shameless waste of intellectual property and potential.
I’m sincerely concerned by Apple’s release of FCP-X. I’m working to pioneer stereoscopic 3D editing workflows for feature films and broadcast, from on set acquisition to offline edit to final grade.
If you’re an NLE vendor that shares this same mission, then please contact me.
proactively * moving forward * peter