Petition on FCPX called bogus; are the concerns?
Seattle filmmaker Dan McComb alerted us to the post over at Philip Hodgetts’ blog, saying the Final Cut Pro X petition that has been circulating is bogus.
I did not sign this petition.
I do not support the goals of this petition.
Clearly this petition is bogus. Of those who’s name appears on it, how many are bogus like mine?
Apparently Petitions Online has no verification so you can just add any old names.
This is completely bogus and should be ignored.
If you want to make a difference, send feedback to Apple via the Application menu item in either Final Cut Pro 7 or Final Cut Pro X – both point to the feedback page at http://www.apple.com/feedback/finalcutpro.html.
The gist of the petition didn’t seem so far-fetched. Basically, it represents itself as a group of professionals who feel FCPX is scaled back and more of the “iMovie Pro” program it’s been mocked as in some circles.
One commenter on the Hodgetts post says this:
I’m pretty sure Apple does not care what I think about FCPX or why I’ll be switching to another NLE, but I signed the petition anyway. I thought it conveyed a fair reasoning of why so many people are upset with the direction Apple has taken with FCPX, and the requests, while futile, I felt were reasonable.
And here’s another:
I’m curious, did you actually talk to the author of the petition or did you just summarily declare this “Bogus?”
I ask because I’ve been in touch with the author for over a week now. He approached me before he started it to ask what I think. I told him it was a pointless exercise and wished him well. Eventually one of my buddies shamed me into signing it because I am one of the “early adopters.”
He’s a sincere kid who truly wants to bring back FCP 7 / Studio 3 if he can. In fact he’s going in there and cleaning up all the clearly bogus name. He even contacted me to ensure that I did truly sign the petition. I thought that showed some class.
So while the petition will amount to nothing, it’s by no means bogus.
Walter Biscardi, Jr.