FCPX Grill podcast - Episode 3 - featuring Alex Gollner
Monday, 02 December 2013
Episode 3 of the Final Cut Pro X Grill podcast featured an interview with me. It was a wide-ranging conversation on plugins, Final Cut Pro X, Avid, Adobe and what it means to be an editor.
(6:15) Alex and Macs 1984-
(8:30) First edits in After Effects
(9:15) 'What kinds of videos do you make'
(10:00) Motion graphics using Final Cut Pro and Motion
(13:00) 'How did you start making plugins'
(17:45) 'Your plugin ideas come from needing them in your editing work'
(19:00) My 'Grow-Shrink' plugin
(20:30) 'Do you make money from selling Final Cut Pro plugins
(22:00) 'What was your first impression of Final Cut Pro X'
(23:30) Why insecure editors were threatened by Final Cut Pro X
(24:30) Editors can no longer rely on high barriers to entry for their competition
(26:45) Editors aren't wrong for not using Final Cut Pro X
(27:15) 'What was your a-ha moment when using Final Cut Pro'
(28:30) Final Cut Pro X was great new for Adobe and Avid's marketing people…
(30:00) Adobe and Avid weren't putting enough pressure on Apple from 2007-2011 - Final Cut Pro X could afford to be behind for almost two years
(31:45) 'Do you prefer to cut in Final Cut Pro X'
(32:45) Final Cut Pro X is as different from previous NLEs as motion graphics apps are different from NLEs
(33:15) People like to pile on Apple whenever they seem to stumble
(34:45) Why Final Cut Pro X will succeed
(36:40) Apple would rather take longer to introduce features in order to get them right
(37:30) Possible multi-user editing timelines coming in Final Cut
(39:00) 'What have you found in iMovie 2013 that hints as to the future of Final Cut Pro X?'
(41:15) iMovie can run Final Cut Pro X plugins
(43:30) The relationship between versions of iMovie and Final Cut Pro X
(45:45) Apple have relented on hiding the file system from Final Cut Pro
(47:30) 'Is Mac OS X evolving into iOS?'
(48:30) OS X Mavericks 'Tags' are the OS equivalent of Final Cut Pro X keywords for clips and ranges within clips
(50:30) Editing is organising
(50:45) Versioning for Final Cut projects
(51:15) Tim Cook = Willy Wonka
(52:30) Final Cut Pro is right for me