Just heard that FOX is looking for Final Cut Pro Editor's. As I have stated before AVID will not be imune to the ever increasing power of what can be purchased over the counter. I'm willing to bet dollars for donuts that it was not the Editor's choice at Fox to select FCP But the cost accountants. Where do you think all this new productivity is coming from, Cheaper tools. Go to the dentist latly, they have a new digital imaging system for XRAYS one tenth the radiation, instant images, one zip disk holds thousands of teeth, Want to sell dental XRAY film ???
Hey Bud, Avid had a major PR problem when they announced at NAB 99 that they were going to drop the MAC platform THEY HAD TO BACK TRACK REAL QUICK
Avid Developed for Wintel because Microsoft bailed them out
Ever try upgrading from NT4.0 to Windows 2000 Have Fun
Wasn't crying about my kids just trying to show you that things will change as this age group gets older and just won't give a shit if their editing programs come from Avid. Do you still get a hard on thinking about Word Perfect or think of all word processors as generic
Not for long (so was CMX and Ampex ADO GVG K-Scope and even Quantel Paintbox-- Photoshop put a major hurt on paintbox,Affter Effects put a major hurt on all 2D compositing systems
There are more Avid Hack Editor's than in every other segment of the post industry combined !!!!! Good editor's will cofirm this!!! Hey want a freebie to Avid Boot Camp
All you have doing on this board is to promote Apple's FC which needs to run on a Power PC machine. The rest of the PCs in the world, roughly 95% of them, run on WinTel machines.
Fact: Professional editors prefer to use AVID products whether they run on Power PC machines or WinTel machines if they want professional results.
Fact: Since there are 95% more WinTel machines in the world than Power PC machines, it was a natural choice for AVID to develop and release professional products to run on WinTel machines bsides running on Power PC machines.
Fact: You have been crying about your children not being able to edit their videos from their camcorders. Some one has already provided you information in a previous note where support for Power PC machines and WinTel machines has been available for some time from AVID and AVID partners like Matrox (and for only a few hundred dollars). AVID has decided to no longer release future updates due to low profitability even though the product has a large user base and has won many technical awards.
Fact: AVID is still the standard by which all competitor's products are judged.
Fact: The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Industrial, Educational and Marketing organizations who want a professional productions still demand AVID products.
Fact: AVID editors are still considered the cream of the crop and will outperform any other job applicant.
Electroflyer, just who are you and what is your gig? It is quite obvious you are short on AVID but you don't speak the truth because you can't handle the truth. You showed your ignorance when you didn't even know that Apple was marketing AVID Cinema a few years ago to take care of your children's video editing needs.
There is no way Fox is cutting on FCP. NO WAY, unless they're total idiots. It's all Avid in the industry, hands down, end of story. unless of course Fox is planning on switching broadcast format to VHS instead of D1, lol!
More to the point, any idea why the runup and subsequent drop last month? I know the drop was market crash related, but the stock should've recovered by now. They finally have written off all their expenses and look to be turning the corner. Any other longs out there? What do you see as far as short term/long term price? I'm hoping to be back in low 20's by Fall, but am not so sure,...
They are not total idiots They just want to save 65,000$ a seat and maybe pick up some hot new talent not wedded to Avid. I think i'm hearing alot of Avid editor's trying to hold onto their Cult. What I Say about FOX is true.
AND BY THE WAY I DON'T KNOW OF ANY NETWORK PLAYING TO AIR FROM TRUE D1 TAPE
FCP has many serious problems realted to audio sync, EDL accuracy and video levels. These issues are important to broadcasters.
FCP is slow and cumbersome to work with at this time, but who knows about the future? Perhaps, FOX is exploring the possibility of doing some offline work on on FCP to see how it goes.... or maybe FOX is getting into the 'wedding and birthday video' industry.
At any rate, this kind of activity should not be a threat to Avid in the near term.