Stu Maschowitz, of DV Rebel fame, and The Orphanage (may she rest in peace) is a leading expert on the ups and downs of the post-production tool-chain. In a vent of frustration, Stu posted a chain of comments to Twitter, a top-ten of the 15 worst things our beloved post-production apps are bad at. There’s still no great way to summarize a Twitter conversation, so I’m posting it here. Pretty great for all you post-pro pixel lovers/haters out there.
- Give Final Cut Pro a pixel, it’ll screw up the gamma.
- Give Avid a pixel, it’ll screw up the 16-235 thing.
- Give Motion a pixel, and as long as you leave it at that you’re real time all the way baby!
- Give After Effects a pixel and it will color manage it “correctly,” i.e. matching none of your other apps.
- Give Flame a pixel. That will be $2,300 please.
- Give Premiere Pro a pixel. Oops, wait, project’s still loading
- Give Shake a pixel. And put the new Sugar Ray CD in your 6-disk changer while you’re at it.
- Give Commotion a pixel. On that beige Mac you keep in the back room running OS9 so you can still use version 3.1.
- Give Photoshop a pixel. No, no, not Brightness and Contrast! Idiot.
- Give Aperture a pixel. Then do basically nothing to it using Aperture’s built-in controls, just fire up one of your $300 Nik plug-ins.
- Give Toxik a pixel. Feel lonely?
- Give Fusion a pixel. Look, your desktop!
- Give Nuke a pixel. And, uh, now what.
- Give Lightroom a pixel. Double click it. It becomes full-screen. But somehow you’re still not in edit mode. Did you read the five rules?
- Give Apple Color a pixel. Good luck getting it back!
The thread begins here if you want to read it from the source.