As of 8:00 AM, S&P Futures are UP 5.7 which means
there could be a pickup in the tech stocks, including
those listed on the NASDAQ which are not part of the
Usually when the S&P 500 futures
move UP, the NASDAQ Tech stocks also move UP.... not
always but usually.
Lately AVID has been
following the trend established by the NASDAQ composite
which is unusual because in the past AVID's trading
trend seem to have a life of its own.
You are right, Pro tools is not crap, it's a
perfectly usable and fast interface. If more 'composer
like' media management is incorporated it would only
improve it. I've been working with all 3 (PT, AVID, and
Sonic) for 5 years and find that each has it's pros and
cons. What irks me is that it's taken them so long to
incorporate the better parts of Media Composer into Pro
tools. It will dominate the field, Sonics will not live
long where I work, to be replaced by Pro tools, but it
is not necessarily that Pro tools is the best, there
just isn't much left as far a competition goes. You
have to admit that 1 undo, no multiple Edls, and a
lesser waveform are disadvantages. The scrub is superior
to most though. Thanks for the reply and again I
apologize for calling it 'crap'
Pro Tools does not have the elegant media
management of the Media Composer, but for functionality it
dominates the field. Look for Avid to move more 'composer
like' media management into Pro Tools now that Krall is
I have been working with and around Pro Tools for
seven years and no one has previously ever referred to
it as "crap"... whs is either working for a
competitor or has extremely poor judgment.
train will begin to roll soon enough.
you must have a lot of $$$$$ invested. I also
guess you haven't worked on Sonic or Audiovision
either. Both are far more elegant and intelligent
systems. Among standards that are inferior you might
consider our TV system compared to Europes, which is
superior, VHS over Beta... There are plenty more. I have
gotten past Pro tools file management but even you must
admit that it lacks compared to others. Having only 1
undo is also a pain and not being able to open
multiple Edls is also ridiculous. Not to mention that
their waveforms are a joke compared to Sonic. I could
care less if Pro tools takes over the world, all these
systems do the same thing. The fact that Pro tools is so
successful has as much to do with the fact that audiovision
is no longer upgrading and Sonic is moving more into
DVD authoring. If Pro tools was sooooo great they
wouldn't have to give them away to place like Skywalker to
get them to use them. If Avid is smart, they will
keep giving them away so that they are everywhere and
everyone has to learn it and 'love' it as it is.
Maxpetar, why are you still here? You said you
were going to sell at 12 or 13 and get the hell out of
here after you practically called everyone who worked
for AVID Mother Fxxxxxs.
Now you tell us, you
are long on AVID after you told us a few days ago
that you sold your entire position which means you
must have bought AVID today at
Maxpetar, you are a flip/flopper!
leave.....we are not interested in you filp/flop comments or
Knowing more than the rest of the planet... it
must take all your energy (being as brilliant as you
are) just to get through a day. How do you keep your
intelligent head from exploding.
ProTools wouldn't be
EVERYWHERE if it were crap. Products don't become standards
if they're crap... try and name one (I'll await your
reply). Don't waste your valuable editing time.... You
can't name one! In a democracy... the best will ALWAYS
win out. Crap cannot become the standard by which
others are measured.
If you can't get past
ProTools' file management system... maybe you're not as
bright as you think?
Long on Avid....I guess that is the smart way to
be...no one can make money shorting this baby.
the problem with this baby is that to make the real
bucks we need GROWTH....
And in order to get it we
sign is that Q1 turn out positive while the
expectations where negative....
They are doing the same
trick with the revenue for the full year....First they
said that revenue is going to be flat...that means
$435 mil. But than they said that they expect growth
in Q2,Q3 and Q4. If Q1 was $108 million and you have
growth in the other three the revenue is going to be
higher than $435 million.
Same trick is going to
work out with the profits for the full yaer....they
said low single digits as % of Revenue this will put
us at 18,7 to 36 centes a share in 2000.
automaticly means that the 2001 projection right now is
low...which menas they are going to raise that...which means
upgrades...which means $30+ a pop before years end.
Will be glad to hear some
I edit sound for a living also and although
Pro-Tools is everywhere it is still crap. Avid media
composer and Sonic Solutions are far better platforms and
will probably disappear because of pro tools and all
of it's colors and bells and whistles. Someone is
going to come along soon and show pro tools for what it
really is, a clumsy, stupid editing system. Have you
ever looked at their file management system? It's
Avid finally has a CEO that actually understands
the technology... where it's going... and more
importantly... where it's NOT going.
He's invested in
Rocket Media which, by the time he's finished... will
turn out to be a Web enabler for both Digi as well as
Avid's core product line. I'm totally LONG LONG LONG on