2010 Oscars - 9 out of 10 of documentary nominees used Apple's Final Cut Studio

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By: switchtoamac at: 11:35 AM on March 11, 2010 | Comments (0)

In a March 7, 2010 article titled, 'Final Cut Pro the Apple of Oscar's eye', Jim Dalrymple reported that ninety percent of this year's Oscar documentary nominees used Apple's Final Cut Studio.
Quotes from the article:
"In fact, 9 out of 10 of this year's nominees in the "Documentary Feature" and "Documentary Short" categories used Final Cut Studio to make their films," Dalrymple reports. "Final Cut Studio includes Final Cut Pro, Motion, Soundtrack Pro, Color, Compressor, and DVD Studio Pro, essentially giving filmmakers all of the tools they need to make a movie."

"One of the big draws about Final Cut Studio for all of the people we spoke with is its ability to do a variety of tasks. Like most jobs, Filmmakers and editors are expected to do more tasks these days before the movie is handed off for post production."

"According to market research firm SCRI International, Final Cut Pro has almost 50 percent market share in the nonlinear editor space, outperforming competitors like Avid."

"Final Cut Pro can do most everything that the million dollar systems can do and it costs you below $15,000 (this includes the cost of a Mac, Final Cut and video cards)"

Read the article in it's entirety.

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