Wasn't it just so exciting?
64BIT // MAGNETIC TIMELINE // NATIVE H264 // POWERFUL GRADING // AUTOMATIC CLIP ANALYSIS // KEYWORD ORGANISATION // COLOUR BALANCING // CLIP CONNECTIONS // AUDITION //AUDIO SYNCING // NO NEED TO USE COLOR - WHICH IS THE SHITTEST, MOST IRRITATING PIECE OF APPLE SOFTWARE EVER // IT'S CHEAP // IT LOOKS COOL // IT'S A NEW PARADIGM // COMPOUND CLIPS THAT ACTUALLY WORK // NO SILENT CHANNELS // AUTOMATIC AND CONTINUOUS SAVING // BACKGROUND RENDER AND EXPORT // YES // YES // YES! //
Oh yeah and NO RENDERING!
No seriously, no more rendering. No more render wanders. No more excuses to smoke or make some tea. No more excuses to fondle the wife or play with the kids if you work from home. No more excuses to do anything other than editing. Fantastic!
It sounds fucking awesome doesn't it?
Which is why I bought it on 22nd June 2011. The day of release.
Boy was I excited. Today everything changes. Today this could be, the greatest day of our lives. Stay close to me.
There was only one problem. It was all bullshit.
It didn't work. Nothing worked. The magnetic timeline was irritating; the colour balancing didn't work; audio syncing didn't work; it crashed a lot; it was slow; no xml; no EDL; no OMF; no multiclip; no Red support; no backwards compatibility; you couldn't export in the background; you couldn't even run two displays.
It looked and felt like a fucking children's toy. In short, it was shit...
...wow. What the fuck just happened? Did the sky just fall?
I haven't felt like this since Episode 1:
I wonder what happens if I add all the effects to a single clip. Surely it'll need to render...
...no. No rendering.