Macworld Podcast: Final Cut Pro X
Posted 29 June 2011 - 07:43 AM
Did he say that? Seems to me this comment reveals more about you.
We're talking about a very small world of people who work at Gary's level. Of course he knows people at Apple on the Final Cut team. Knowing them is part of his job. To make the leap that because he knows and likes people at various companies involved in his business he has a clear conflict of interest shows very little insight into how people live their professional lives.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:13 AM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 08:25 AM
It's a subject that people in the industry are passionate about. Jason Snell and I had a lively Twitter debate about FCPX the other day, and we're not even video editors. Still, you can be passionate and persuasive without being nasty. As Gary says in the podcast, he received 30,000 emails following his review of Final Cut here and a couple of articles on Creative Cow. Some of those message were not nearly as polite as they might have been--just as some posts on his Facebook wall were nothing more than personal attacks. No one should have to put up with that.
Posted 29 June 2011 - 10:27 AM
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:06 AM
Gary must understand that it doesn't matter what anyone's name is if they make valid points -- here or anywhere else on the internet. To dwell on someone's name is to purposefully ignore the point being made, and to try to make it about THEM. And it's not.
Gary does not deny here that he deletes critical comments. He admits that for the sake of his friends at Apple he is trying to spare them embarrassment (or whatever). These are his words, they are not in dispute.
Chris seems to question any "conflict of interest" but to these ears that certainly remains a possible explanation. Of course in the midst of a discussion people can always be less than complete in their answers, but Gary's sidestep defensiveness in the comments here make me wonder....
Posted 29 June 2011 - 11:17 AM
I listened again to the entire section rather than just this excerpt and it sounded like a a non-sequiter to me. The overall sense I get of it was that everyone needs to chill and he wasn't going to put up with angry personal remarks. As someone who routinely deletes similar remarks--not because I'm trying to defend any particular person, company, or view but because I think people can find other places to be jerks--I'm sympathetic to his view. But Gary's monitoring this thread and he can speak for himself.
As for his "defensiveness," no one likes being accused of being on the take.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:21 AM
What FCP X does, it does very well.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:24 AM
Geez. No one has ever removed a post that they found distasteful? It is my personal FB page and I did it because I do not think anyone should fill a facebook comments area with vitriolic commentary regarding someone that is not me.
Yes I have a number of friends at Apple, I have many more that do not work at Apple and I will not allow anyone to be verbally abused if I can put a stop to it.
What respect would I deserve if I did not standup for anyone being attacked or abused.
We are not talking about deleting comments in any open public forum, but in a semi-private forum that I use to share personal items with my friends and family.
Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:15 AM
If there were, then poetic justice will soon be dealt, because Apple has ignored the print designers and likely will do SFA for the video editors, because when Apple chooses between the hordes of inexperienced amateurs and the few professionals, their eyes glaze over with dollar signs.
Still loud voices in Hollywood may get more milage than the hard working backroom boys in print, because those tasty little product placements in videos, may suddenly vanish if Apple doesn't do something to appease them.