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#21 of 94 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 17 2012 - 06:36 AM

I think Carlo's words speaks for me on this subject:




but I'd love a 15" version that gave us a more powerful CPU, discrete GPU, and more battery to compensate for the power draw, in exchange for a few more ounces.



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Posted March 17 2012 - 07:09 AM

Sure, but that's a different line. You are saying the air can't edit movies, I'm telling you I'm doing it right now. I want a hybrid too, when it hits I will be first in line, until then th 13 works. I absolutely believe the 17" hybrid will be 6 months to a year later than the 15, so be prepared for that.

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#23 of 94 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 17 2012 - 07:32 AM

Maybe you misunderstood me.


I never said the "air" can't edit movies.  I just need a laptop with

much more powerful processing and GPU power so it doesn't choke

when I try to encode and multitask.  That is why the Pro line still

comes out as my top choice.




I absolutely believe the 17" hybrid will be 6 months to a year later than the 15, so be prepared for that.



I believe by September, the latest, the 17" will be available.

Neither you or me can know for certain.  I just don't think they will

make people wait a year for the 17" version.


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Posted March 17 2012 - 10:47 AM

Are new MacBooks coming in April? We need a new 13" MacBook and planned to get one in two or three weeks which would be right in this time frame anyway

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Posted March 17 2012 - 01:51 PM

Tony: thats the rumor, only Apple knows. The new chips from intel are late but should be here soon. Ron: move to FCPX and forget about encodes, unless you are still using tape that is. Which I recommend on genral principle.

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#26 of 94 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 17 2012 - 01:54 PM

Sam,


I am using AVCHD hard drive transfer.


I find iMovie very intuitive.  Well...that's not exactly true.  When
they upgraded it 2-3 years ago it took a bit of playing around to get

all the fundamentals down.  Now I am really good at editing with it.


Is Final Cut Pro X just as intuitive?  I don't want to move to a

more professional editing suite that will be difficult to figure out.


Besides, correct me if I am wrong, isn't Final Cut Pro X the

version so many Mac users hated?



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Posted March 18 2012 - 03:10 AM

Not nearly as intuitive but much more powerful. Many FCP -7- users hated it because ut tok features away they were used to, similar to the imovie transitin you remember. They are coming around tho and Apple has patched many but not all of the gaps.

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#28 of 94 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 18 2012 - 03:48 AM

Thanks, Sam.  I just don't have the time to sit and try

and master a more complicated piece of movie software.


I'll stick with iMovie for now.


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Posted March 18 2012 - 05:11 AM

Gotcha. The move to no longer transcode was all I needed to hear.

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Posted March 20 2012 - 11:50 AM

Got Final Cut Pro X.


Learning to use it via Lynda.com training.


Funny. The program seems to have parts of iMovie '06 where there

was more work involved in laying down audio tracks and building a movie

timeline.  Then it has the streamlined features of iMove '11.


So, based on the fact I used to do a lot of the harder layouts of iMovie

'06, I am finding this program isn't as cumbersome to use as I had thought.


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Posted March 21 2012 - 07:55 AM

Cool, hope you don't end up hating it and blaming me. =) But seriously, the ability to copy a track to disk and start using it immediately should save you hours. So you'll make it up in no-time the time you spend learning it. It's folks like you and me it was aimed at, not the video pros who had been using it all along, which is what caused the big disconnect. Fortunately they are fixing some of the missing pieces the pros can't live wihtout patch by patch.

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Posted March 21 2012 - 08:03 AM

When FCP X came out, I was following along a bit. My impression is that it's a very good tool for the serious amateur. Learning curve aside, I'd guess it would be a good tool for Ron / HTF use.


One of those programs I wish I had a reason to buy :)



#33 of 94 Ronald Epstein

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Posted March 22 2012 - 12:15 AM

The MAJOR problem I find with FCP X right now is the lack

of iDVD.


Sure, you can quickly burn a movie to DVD without all that

encoding time you would have to do using iDVD.....


On the other hand, you don't get those nice, robust menus

that really add a quality touch to your project.


....at least that is what I am initially finding with this program

and I hope that I am overlooking something.


If I can't import my movie into a program that has elaborate

menu templates then I am no longer interested in using FCP X.


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Posted March 22 2012 - 01:46 AM

Optical is dead =p Seriously tho, this thread should help you out, you will need to add Compressor if you go this route tho: http://forums.creati...d/344/3565#3585 I don't do DVD burns of my media, everything goes to files for me. But I understand why it could be frustrating to not have that option.

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Posted March 23 2012 - 02:43 AM

Signs signs everywhere there's signs, do this don't do that, can't you read the signs? http://arstechnica.c...this-summer.ars

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Posted March 23 2012 - 06:03 AM

Even though I'd still like the items I listed on the previous page, a retina display would make this a very tempting upgrade for me.

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Posted March 28 2012 - 04:11 AM

Another few weeks until I buy my next laptop:


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Posted March 28 2012 - 05:51 AM

Hope you are right, I expect a refresh soon and those would fit my needs, time will tell tho!

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Posted April 04 2012 - 11:18 PM

Lots of speculation concerning the release of the 15" Macbook Pro over the next

few weeks.


Nothing, however, on the 17".  Something tells me that I may be waiting for a
Summer release.


On another front, I am certain Sam will be happy that there is speculation that

the new iMac will be going with a non-reflective screen.   As long as there is
still a choice of screen, I have no complaint.


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Posted April 05 2012 - 07:20 AM

No, Sam will not be happy until the glossy choice is stripped from you heretic's hands! =p Seriously tho I'm not really in the market for an iMac, unless TB drives start magically becoming less expensive and more prevalent. Hopefully we'll see a matte cinema display tho, count me in for one of those.

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