Ever since Final Cut Pro X has been out some people have been rambling about how awful the program is compared to their expectations. Here's my opinion on it: shut up.
I'm a newbie in this whole industry and professionalism. I've made professional stuff before, but I'll be digging deeper into all of this. Regardless I'm sure I'm allowed to say something right? I have my opinions and I choose to punch you in the face with it.
Haha no kidding. I'm about to do that.
Either way this Final Cut Pro X: man it got awful reviews, partially because it was all new and was missing a ton of features. And I can agree on people's frustrations but man, some of you are just impatient. This just sets an example of these new. Geek-techy people who think they know what they're doing but are slaves to this sort of "function" mentality. What do I mean by that? Well see, "functions" of a program sometimes limit us to what we want to do. Now here's what separates the master and the slave: the people who say, "Oh, because I can't do *this* particular effect, therefore this program is useless to me." are basically slaves to the program. The people who say, "Oh, because I couldn't do *this* effect in the program, therefore I must find another way around it using the same program." end up quite skillful at what they do. Therefore we call them masters. RIGHT? You have to think again about what you do and how you'd do it. Yes, there are technical difficulties, and we'll have to compensate some things, but that's not what I mean. I mean that some of you buy seriously good machines, with expensive, professional software, and complain "No I can't do this because the program is limiting." What does it mean to be a fucking professional after all if you complain that there's no function in the program?
See people are impatient these days. And with such powerful machines, growing speed, and increasing demand for quality and cheaper stuff, I can understand this growing trend. We've been so hooked to faster, efficient things that we need better things all the time! So what do we do when something like Final Cut Pro X comes out? Final Cut Pro X is completely fresh, rewritten, and it's got lots of new things inside. Well, what some of us chose to do was stab it and said "YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME!" because some things went backwards. To this I say: GIVE YOUR DEVELOPERS SOME TIME.
Jesus. And maybe Apple's decisions on some functionality was bad, and I agree to an extent. But seriously, some of us are just so annoying about this "OH YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH" thing just because you're missing out some functions. I don't think Apple killed Final Cut just yet. Apple's done a wonderful job recreating the old, and making sure the program stays up to today's technologies. And if you don't like that, just continue to use the old version of Final Cut Pro. Update when you feel like it.
You're not being forced to upgrade anything you know. You have the choice to stick around with old software if you so desire. My friend still uses Illustrator 5.5 because he thinks its the best version. Consequently he still runs OS 9 and otherwise but his works are professional grade and excellent. So to me, all these people arguing that Final Cut's professionalism is dead are just fucking immature and a bunch of uncreative losers who can all suck on a big fake flower that says "art" on it.
And I do mean to offend you. Think again about what you've done. You're no longer creative. You're no longer an artist and no longer thinking about what you're producing. You're just machines tied up to stare at a screen producing "professional quality work" as you drag the mouse around. Your work is no longer impressive. And nobody's happy.
Look, it's not just about features, how the GUI looks, or otherwise. It's about what you can make with the given stuff. That's true professionalism to me.
I'm impressed with people who can start with a small thing and end with big things. And hey. If you found this offensive. You're exactly who I'm talking about. Like I say, I'm just beginning my way through all of this. I'm so unimpressed at your workmanship, your lack of understanding, and your narrow-minded scope of sight.
I think this applies to many things!! It's not just this case. It's happened with many many many things. And I swear, this is just one of those passing moments where we all like to bitch and whine about how dumb something is compared to the old stuff.
So to summarize:
1. Quit being slaves to the program. You should become a master at what you're given.
2. Patients gives you more than being impatient.
3. Well all have things we don't like about things, but there's no point in arguing about the same garbage over and over. Quit being a dick about it.
4. Quit acting like you're professional. If you're complaining about petty things, you're probably carrying the name "professional" around but not the actual weight of it.
5. Regarding computers: old things get thrown out in the end. Sad news to some of you. I hate this too. But we all have to live with it.
And again, if you don't like the new version of Final Cut just stick with the old one.
I think this is a no-brainier and you shouldn't be arguing about how awful the new version is.
Just to clarify on offensive stuff: I really mean it. The creatives should be adapting to new things while keeping in mind basic principles of design and history. Computer technology changes very rapidly, and because of this you have to make tough choices. You can stick with the old or make sure your product works 10 years from now and have no trouble adapting to new things that come.
I expect a year from now Final Cut Pro X will be mature, and the adoption rate will go higher. It's a new beginning for Final Cut.