Saturday, July 5, 2008

Catching up

Yeah yeah, I've been silent for a bit. Sorry folks, but I've been freakin' busy with work and enjoying summertime as much as possible.

It took long enough, but I finally got my Canon HF10 HD video camera. Its pretty sweet, but it had one downside... one that I never thought would change the way I look at video.

See, the old iMovie can't read the HD files kicked out by all the new HD cams, so I had to make the jump to the new iMovie and even though everyone had been complaining about it, I figured, "Hey, how bad could it be?"

Its bad. Real bad.

Simply put, Apple took one of the easiest, most intuitive apps and made it a freakin' nightmare.

iMovie was an amazing app because it took something difficult (video editing) and made it super simple (not easy) and this promoted lots and lots of users to make quick, great looking videos on their Macs.

With the new iMovie, there's nothing intuitive, etc. about it. Its horrible, and I think Apple's made a serious strategic mistake with this app in terms of home users and adoption of Macs into PC environments.

Its such a pain that I'm just gonna move to Final Cut Pro. Since I have to deal with a pain in the ass, I might as well deal with a killer pain in the ass.

Or that's the theory anyway....