It is true.
It finally has happened.
I’ve already put to rest the 4-year-old Toshiba laptop (to which I had to have an external wireless adapter, a bluetooth adapter AND an external keyboard attached and which couldn’t charge any batteries anymore, making it a completely non-portable laptop).
That will be an interesting experience.
I have been cutting on Avid ever since I graduated from editing directly on two VCRs. And I’m not all convinced that I will like how easy everything just drags and drops. But the ease of exporting and conversion for online and DVDs has me very excited.
The thought that to make a DVD I won’t have to follow these steps anymore: make digital cut out of Avid Xpress from VAIO onto Mini DV tape – record DVD from MiniDV tape with DVD recorder – rip recorded DVD into VAIO – create and burn DVD with Nero Recode.
Rumor has it, with the Mac and Final Cut Studio 2 I can just export out of Final Cut to iDVD and burn a DVD! Maybe feeling “born again” is exactly what it will be like.
But the most thrilling and important part of it all:
I can finally start editing All’s Well and Fair!
I will begin digitizing NOW!