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  • Fri, Mar 15 2019 3:10 PM In reply to

    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    camoscato:
    ...the places that do need all that stuff aren't going to be dictated to by a 22 year old who just graduated from college and only knows FCPX.

    Alas, in the local TV commercial markets where I work, I'm running into more and more of these 22-year olds (or younger) every day.  The challenge is to educate clients on the value of shooting with quality cameras &  lenses, proper lighting, and professional editing...that there's a reason why everything is not produced by a kid with a DSLR and FCP on his laptop.

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  • Fri, Mar 15 2019 3:16 PM In reply to

    • Isaac T.
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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Please don't turn this into an anti-FCPX thread.

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  • Fri, Mar 15 2019 4:28 PM In reply to

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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Hey Forum,

    Sorry. This thread derailed a bit.

    Bringing it back: check out my clarified approach on reducing repeated questions and improving the quality of the forum here:

    https://community.avid.com/forums/p/196676/880100.aspx#880100

    If you rely on these forums for support – particularly Assistant Editors, DIT's, newer / younger / student editors, or experienced editors without support contracts – give it a read.

    Like? Dislike? Leave comments, if you can. Thank you!

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  • Tue, Mar 26 2019 3:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Hello Forum,

    For your consideration, here's another example from yesterday, March 25, 2019:

    http://community.avid.com/forums/t/196759.aspx

    Again, it's on media management. This user's been away from Media Composer for a long time. They forgot how media management works. (That's OK!) The problem's further complicated because they clearly inherited a mess, as illustrated by the clip names. But more than likely, it's the same solution:

    1. Recreate the expected file structure:

    /<Drive>/Avid MediaFiles/MXF/<N>

    2. Move the MXF's here.

    3. Let Media Composer relink clips to media.

    If that dedicated Ambassador role or team existed, they could point users to the authoritative answers at those living documents and everyone could keep working.

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  • Tue, Mar 26 2019 5:04 PM In reply to

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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Wow, for a second there I thought it was 2005 with BLKDOG and I going at it!  ;-)

    camoscato:
    The point is I don't think YouTube creators are a market where Avid can make a lot of money. There's lots of them, but they don't need multiple seats, Isis, Interplay, Airspeed, Media Central, DNxIO, or a bespoke maintenance agreement complete with Avid personnel on site.

    Exactly.  Avid knows it's niche and is catering to that very well.  FCPX is in that "one-man band" space and caters to it very well (see my FCPX comments below).  $299 one time charge and updates have been free for as long as I can remember.  Bang for the buck, I would say FCPX is in the clear lead.  Adobe seems to be in the middle, wanting the Hollywood/long form set but also releasing Rush to try and grab the indie and one-man band outfits  (https://www.adobe.com/products/premiere-rush.html).  Will Premiere go away in the future and become simply Rush?

    camoscato:
    a 22 year old who just graduated from college and only knows FCPX.

    I am way over 22 but switched over to FCPX six years ago and haven't looked back.  It simply fits my workflow better than Avid or Adobe.  I also teach 100 graduate students Visual Storytelling using FCPX each year.  These are marketing graduate students and are not going out to be assistant editors in Hollywood and try to move up in the ranks.  I need to teach them the art and craft of story, and they pick up FCPX so so fast it easlly became the best product to teach.  

    If I was teaching students to become Hollywood editors after graduation, Avid would be the product to teach.  Still the gold-standard for that type of work.

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  • Tue, Mar 26 2019 5:36 PM In reply to

    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    switthaus:

    Wow, for a second there I thought it was 2005 with BLKDOG and I going at it!  ;-)

    The more things change...  :)

    I think you're right, Scott. My only clarification is with this point:

    switthaus:

    camoscato:
    a 22 year old who just graduated from college and only knows FCPX.

    I am way over 22 but switched over to FCPX six years ago and haven't looked back.

    My original point about 22-year olds was in response to the "Avid will lose the future unless they get MC into every film production program worldwide, because the new graduates will insist on using FCPX/Adobe/whatever they were taught". This is obviously not true because a new graduate in their first job does not dictate to their employer what equipment they will or will not work on. If they can't adapt to whatever the employer is using, they will not get the job.

    switthaus:
    It simply fits my workflow better than Avid or Adobe.

    And you're in a position both to make that determination and also to use whatever NLE makes the most sense for you.

    Anyway, this is way off topic.

    Back on topic, for all the reasons I said before, Avid still shouldn't pay anyone to do whatever it is Issac is proposing, no matter what name he gives to it.

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  • Tue, Mar 26 2019 6:11 PM In reply to

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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    camoscato:
    "Avid will lose the future unless they get MC into every film production program worldwide, because the new graduates will insist on using FCPX/Adobe/whatever they were taught"

    Reminder: this is not a Media Composer vs. any other NLE post.

    camoscato:
    for all the reasons I said before, Avid still shouldn't pay anyone to do whatever it is Issac is proposing, no matter what name he gives to it.

    Thanks for your feedback, Carl.

    @Everyone Else: Do you want a leaner forum? Do you want living articles that address common gotchas or demystify error codes / messages? Have a better idea on improving the forum? Leave your comments here. Thanks!

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  • Tue, Mar 26 2019 6:32 PM In reply to

    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Isaac T.:

    camoscato:
    "Avid will lose the future unless they get MC into every film production program worldwide, because the new graduates will insist on using FCPX/Adobe/whatever they were taught"

    Reminder: this is not a Media Composer vs. any other NLE post.

    I object! In the same post you quoted I also said:

    camoscato:
    Anyway, this is way off topic.

    Anyway, you should stop asking for feedback and just go create the thing you want to see. If it turns out to be a success that will prove that you are right and it is needed, and then you can sell it to Avid.

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  • Wed, Apr 17 2019 3:13 PM In reply to

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    Re: An Idea for Oft-Repeated Community Forum Questions

    Hey Forum,

    Isaac here. Just letting you know this is still top of mind, and I'm working on something.

    In the meantime, what do you think? If you already use the Avid Community, reply here. Or:

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    Hope to hear from you!

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