man that is bad news for FCP & Apple, isn’t it?
my comment on that:
well i’m a FCP user and i felt / and still feel (a bit) the same way about premiere pro … i know in the end its just another system & workflow and “just” another way doing things … but i tried Premiere CS5 and i don’t fell comfortable with that app ( no Pro feeling for me) … yes you can open up DSLR, RED and HDV footage right away and you can play it even with some fx on it … but they (fx / plugins ar not the same as you can find in FCP … (quality and quantity) … and well maybe is did something wrong but the export took a lot longer as i’m use to in FCP … a lot … (there goes the time advantage (a lil bit) … and many other “lil” things like interface and keyframes and keyboard-layouts ….
so Premiere certainly has a lot to offer but honestly we have no time – with your workload and “well oiled” FCP workflow (we know what we get & deliver for our clients) – to change that workflow “just” for 64bit and a “playback engine” even we have the whole CS5 pack (for AE and stuff) … its easier for me to go in our AVID room
btw thanks Nate for that blogpost