9 Replies Latest reply: Jul 2, 2012 11:07 PM by PieroF
PieroF Level 5 Level 5 (4,275 points)

Hi all,

I'm sorry to announce that starting June 30th my web site (http://web.mac.com/piero.fiorani/PieroF_FCE_Effect/Welcome.html) providing some free FCE/FCP filters and generators will be no longer available. The trigger for this decision is that iCloud will not support iWeb, and MobileMe will shut off at that same date; but also I don't think FCE/FCP (pre FCP X) will have any future, and my fxscript filters do not work on the new FCP X platform.

 

Depending on reactions to this note I will decide whether or not to move my whole web site to a new host. Let's see what happens...

 

As somebody might have already noticed I haven't been participating to this forum for a while. This basically for two reasons: first of all in the last year and a half I was quite busy in other jobs that unfortunately made my amateurish video editing a lower priority activity, and secondly, but this certainly has also to do with the first reason, I didn't yet… "digest" the new FCP X interface. I started many times to study it, but it is too different and it requires too much time to learn things I can do so easily with the old version.

This is NOT a criticism to FCP X per se; I'm really curious to learn it and I'm sure it will provide me a much better experience than the old FCE; just I do not have time to learn it now.

 

Even if this is not meant to be a goodbye to this forum (I'll be back more actively sooner or later, I'm sure) this is still an opportunity to thank again all the helpful people in this forum, and namely Tom and Ian, but also Al and Martin, and many others who always have been very, very helpful.

 

See you soon

 

Piero


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), FCP X - Canon HF M31 PAL
  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,850 points)

    Hi Piero,

     

    Your news is a significant loss to the FCE/FCP forums, but I completely understand your decison.

     

    Your presence, your help, and of course the plugins you wrote, have all been very helpful to so many people in the forum.  It even led me to investigate fxscript myself!  It has been my own hope ever since iCloud was announced that Apple would reconsider their decision to terminate iWeb and iDisk - they are the two most important features of mobile.me that I use all the time.  And I'm not sure what I will substitute for them at this point, with the deadline approaching.

     

    For my part, I made one last download of your plugins.zip and instructions.zip files so I have them if I need them.  The information alone is as valuable as the plugins.  I am staying on the FCE/FCP platform for the forseeable future, for the same reasons you stated in your message.  While it's clear that FCE/FCP have no future, they are highly functional apps and they are the apps that I know how to use, on the systems that I already have.  I am fluent with them, they work exceedingly well, and I have projects underway.  At some point I will move to FCP-X but not for now.

     

    I hope that you will be able to justify moving your plugins & information to another server or service so they remain available to FCE/FCP users but if not, I completely understand the reasons why.

     

    best regards,

    Martin

  • PieroF Level 5 Level 5 (4,275 points)

    Thanks Martin !

    Piero

  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,770 points)

    G'Day Piero,

     

    Life does constantly change don't it.

     

    I still work with FCE/Pro and also have a new MBPro with FCP X loaded to use it mirroring a few Projects.

    Still learning the new app and I'm getting there, it's very different to what we have been used to.

    Right now I'm not ready to change over 100%.

    So far I like a lot of what it does and it makes some jobs easier, and other jobs, well you have to use something else.

     

    Take care.

     

    Al

  • PieroF Level 5 Level 5 (4,275 points)

    In fact I also have a MacBook Pro with FCP X loaded with a bunch of old clips of my young daughter that I shot many years ago. These are still waiting for me to start editing, but I have first to learn some basics of FCP X. Al, if you have any suggestion on how to start the move... please !

     

    Thanks a lot

     

    Piero

  • MartinR Level 6 Level 6 (14,850 points)

    Hi Piero,

     

    Izzy Video has a decent set of tutorials on FCP-X.  If you are going to edit in FCP-X, do the entire project there (FCE projects cannot be imported into FCP-X, at least not yet).

  • Alchroma Level 6 Level 6 (17,770 points)

    PieroF wrote:

     

    In fact I also have a MacBook Pro with FCP X loaded with a bunch of old clips of my young daughter that I shot many years ago. These are still waiting for me to start editing, but I have first to learn some basics of FCP X. Al, if you have any suggestion on how to start the move... please !

     

    Thanks a lot

     

    Piero

     

    This article is excellent:

    http://www.kenstone.net/fcp_homepage/fcp_x_media_management_stone.html

     

    This one is entertaining:

    http://www.fcp.co/final-cut-pro/tutorials/444-watch-larry-jordans-fcpx-demo-from -the-london-supermeet

     

    Al

  • Ian R. Brown Level 6 Level 6 (18,480 points)

    I too am only an  occasional visitor to the FCE forum and would echo everything Martin and Al have said.

     

    It sounds as though I have gone further down the road than the rest of you.

     

    Initially I was excited by FCP X  . .  .  .  .  like a young kid  .  .  .  .  but then found the new interface and everything rather daunting and found myself jumping back to FCE/FCP to do certain tasks.

     

    At some point I made a decision to take a serious look at FCP X and I have never (or hardly ever) looked back.

     

    You need to have a good look at Izzy Video etc. and be prepared to ask questions on the FCP X forum.

     

    As with most new things, it's not as frightening as it at first appears, but you must stop jumping from one app to the other as I am sure (in my case) it slowed down the learning process.

  • Mr Thomas Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hello Piero,

    What unfortunate timing on my part!

    -It is the 3rd July; 3 days since Apple closed down your website and I am searching desperately for your Time Remap plugin, or a similar one. It looks as though yours is the only one in the world though!

    Would you be so kind as to send me the plugin or a link to it? I can make you a gift in return!

    Cheers,

    Tom

  • PieroF Level 5 Level 5 (4,275 points)

    You can find my email address in my profile. Send me yours and I'll mail you both plugins and instructions.

     

    Piero

    (no need for a gift, please!)