cineform option to apple?
Cineform's been doing this for a while already, I believe.
It's cool that RED is working closely with Mac, but I hope they don't neglect PC editing. The bottom line is, I have never owned a Mac and I never will. I'm a PC guy, and for most of us OS is like Sunni vs Shiite. Aint no way I'm switching, especially after all those f*cking Mac ads dissing PC users! hehe.
I'm quite happy with my PC, and Premiere Pro, which will also support 4K. I like Adobe products, including Photoshop and After Effects, so I'm looking forward to getting the complete CS3 suite. If I have to buy Cineform, I'm also happy to do that, as their Aspect HD add-on to Premiere for the HVX is probably the single best piece of software I have purchased in recent memory.
In short, I will not be using a Mac!
To add yet another perspective to this debate...I own and use both mac and pc products. I've just ordered an 8 core mac pro with the FC studio and i have a comperable 8 core PC system in my studio already.
I hate to see users get caught up in the MAC / PC argument when they should be focusing on the toolset rather than the platform. The reason I'm willing to use both platforms (aside from both finally containing identical Intel technology in them) is that i recognize that each system has its advantages and by combining the best tools from each, I can more easily and effiecietly do my job and make my customers happy. I have yet to run into a customer that actually cares what platform was used to create their prodcut. Bottom line, it doesn't matter. If i deliver a great product, who cares what side of the MAC / PC war you are on.
I think the biggest reason people find themselves in these sorts of arugments trying to convice others that one platform is better than the other, is simply a lack of understanding their options. Take for example Apples new ProRes 'format' which has been praised by so many apple users. If you would rather not use a Mac, try an Avid. DNxHD is the exact same concept and coincidently runs at the exact same bit rates as ProRes (and then some) and will give you stunning results, just as we've begun to see with ProRes.
4K editing? If you are so inclined, you have the pc options and noted above if you prefer not to use FCP. All I'm trying to say to our ever growing community of artists is, find the tools that allow you to do your best work, becuase that IS all that matters in the end.
And we're saying our tools are PCs and we don't want to be neglected. Choice is good. I've spent several years using FCP. I hate it. I also hate Premiere and I've been using it longer than any other editing application. To me they're not the tools for the job. So I would like to continue to use the tools I have come to like.
Course I don't care, I'm editing offline for the forseeable future so I have no stake in who supports what RED format. It's SD editing for me!
I second that.
"iRed" is giving me the chills :cold:
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