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Quick edit -Quicktime X - bah waste of time.

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Polaritypictures Calculating status...
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Aug 29, 2009 1:05 AM
Tried doing a quick edit for YT using the new QuicktimeX, bah, pfft. What a waste of code this was. You can only do ONE Trim and the rest of the footage is erased, what kinda editing is that? So I tried using the OLD Quicktime 7PRO and that got it done way easier. COME ON APPLE Release a QuicktimeX that is more WORTHWHILE! Stealing stuff from the imovie failure is not helping it much at all. *Head Slap*

and how do I get it to stream via http? no clue. Feels like a disabled/ ******** quicktime player to me :\

oh, and what of a Surround sound audio panel huh? like that hasn't be updated in ages. all the rest of them(os's) has some sort of fancy audio panel, but mac, nooooo, no us.

ok gonna mentally abuse my new os now, excuse me.
G4 500/1.4 G OWC, AGP Sawtooth 768 MB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • BenB Level 5 Level 5 (7,535 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 10:11 AM (in response to Polaritypictures)
    It trims, not edits, just like the old QT. This new method is easier and less confusing. Plus, it saves it out as a copy automatically, so you can't accidentally destroy a file.

    Problem is, the most powerful features of QT Pro are gone. For us pro editors, that's a serious degradation to our workflow.
    Intels, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Eric Andrist Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    Yeah, this isn't good. It only trims the beginning and end of a clip. If you want to trim something from the middle, leaving the beginning and end, you're out of luck.
    Mac OS X (10.4)
  • M.A.Stough Calculating status...
    I too am initially very disappointed with QuickTime X. It is so like the iMovie disaster when compared to QuickTime Pro 7. Thank goodness the installer for Snow Leopard moved QuickTime Pro 7 to the Utilities folder and it is still kickin' * when I need to do some real video work (such as edit and export).

    Sometimes the moves Apple makes just don't make sense! At least give us QuickTime X Pro!!
    24" iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme w/ 1TB, Mac OS X (10.5.2), 1 TB TC for TM, EyeTV 250HD, Aperture 2
  • austin m Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    i guess "think different" means we now have to jump back and forth between 2 apps with the same name that do almost the same thing slightly differntly. great.

    i do appreciate the new interface, but copy/cut/paste is an integral part of my QT experience, and how hard would it be to just turn on more of the "pro" features for the non pro people and leave the little niceties for us pro users?

    i feel like the ipod halo effect isn't a good thing anymore. apple is slowly killing off the pro users by releasing slow shoddy updates for stuff that is critical to our livelihoods. OS X is slowly just turning into a hobby for me, as the digital artist linux distros are getting more and more interesting and more and more viable in a pro creative atmosphere. **** the studio i'm working for currently as a compositor doesn't have 1 single mac system.
    2.8 dual quad macPro, Mac OS X (10.6), 7GB ram x1900 FCS 3 1TB RAID 0
  • Eric Andrist Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Aug 29, 2009 7:57 PM (in response to M.A.Stough)
    I also noticed when I exported to Youtube, it was very low quality. I couldn't find any settings to change the quality of the export.
    Mac OS X (10.4)
  • GDUnderhill3rd Calculating status...
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    Aug 29, 2009 8:13 PM (in response to Eric Andrist)
    While I am not a video editing professional, I am what could be considered an very advanced amateur. I used nearly all of the tools in QT7Pro. Almost all of which are gone in QTX. It is a very good thing that QT7Pro gets backed up to the utilities folder. I would have been extremely angry to lost it. I hope that Apple gets it in gear and issues a pro version of QTX and soon.
    MacBook Pro 17 in., Mac OS X (10.6)


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