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    One thing I know is that both *seem* to run fine together according to a friend with both although there may be circumstances where a feature may not work but he has not found an issue yet and that both on the same partition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    I'm not sure that follows...
    What do professional video editors do when their only Mac is tied up rendering video for 6+ hours and they have other projects they need to work on? If buying another computer meant you could earn even more money, wouldn't you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    What do professional video editors do when their only Mac is tied up rendering video for 6+ hours and they have other projects they need to work on? If buying another computer meant you could earn even more money, wouldn't you do that?
    But if you are using FCPX on one machine, then you have to have it on the other one to do the rendering too. And why would you work on one product one day, and then swap to a different product the next day ... there is enough of a feature set change (or omission) for it to be a pain to swap all the time.

    There is also a lot of planning done for using dead hours for that side of things if you are only on one machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    But if you are using FCPX on one machine, then you have to have it on the other one to do the rendering too.
    Couldn't you use Compressor / QMaster?

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        Mac One                 Mac Two
    +--------------+        +--------------+
    | FCP 7        | +----> | Compressor   |
    |--------------|        |--------------|
    | Compressor   | <----+ | FCP X        |
    +--------------+        +--------------+

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    And why would you work on one product one day, and then swap to a different product the next day...
    Obviously you wouldn't attempt to learn something completely new mid-project, but you would need to do it at some point in the future.

    Since you can no longer purchase additional licenses for FCP/FCS, if you did buy a second Mac tomorrow, you would have to buy Final Cut Pro X anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumbleDook View Post
    there is enough of a feature set change (or omission) for it to be a pain to swap all the time.
    The same could be said about people recommending switching from Final Cut Pro to Premiere Pro.

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    There is also a lot of planning done for using dead hours for that side of things if you are only on one machine.
    True, but there only so many dead hours in a day. Maybe it's just me, but I would be worried if I relied on a single computer (just in case it stops working).

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    Apple have answered a few questions...

    Apple - Final Cut Pro X - Answers to common questions.

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    First major update to Final Cut Pro X is out!

    Apple releases major update to Final Cut Pro X, release demo version

    Apple on Tuesday released a major new version of Final Cut Pro X, the first update to the company’s professional video application since it was released in late June.

    Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 focuses on implementing the top user requested features into the application to help professionals get their work done more efficiently.

    “We got a lot of feedback from our professional users,” Richard Townhill, Apple’s senior director applications marketing, told The Loop. “We listened to the pros and have taken their top feature requests and put them in this update.” (Source)

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    FCP X trial can be downloaded from here... FCPX_Trial_10.0.1.dmg

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    If you had a good enough spec machine and OS X Lion

    OS X Lion Allows Running Multiple Copies on the Same Machine (Virtualization) - Mac Rumors

    You could run virtual machines of OS X on OS X Lion - not sure if that would give you enough oommmppphh / power to do what you do in FCP or FC X ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    You could run virtual machines of OS X on OS X Lion - not sure if that would give you enough oommmppphh / power to do what you do in FCP or FCP X?
    I don't think using FCP/X would be much fun in a VM with Lion.

    Apple recently changed its policy regarding virtualization of OS X non-server versions, so booting Lion in a VM is now legal and supported by both Parallels Desktop 7 and VMware Fusion 4. This is obviously of limited appeal to end users and meant to be something tech support types would want to use for sandboxing testing environments. Both VMware and Parallels have support for sharing, but no 3D acceleration for Lion VMs.
    I later realized the lack of 3D support means no acceleration for any GPU functions at all, video included. Trying to play back a video in QuickTime was fruitless since it had no hardware acceleration—it just stuttered. I get that Lion VMs aren't going to see the same level of support as Windows clients since the market is so small, but if it's ostensibly meant to be used as a testbed for OS X support, a lack of hardware-accelerated video is definitely setting the bar too low. (Source)

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