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iPhone 4 is more powerful than my first FCP 1 G3!

iphone Spect: 800 MHz A4, 512 MB RAM and 16 GB Flash RAM; I edited with FCP 1 (beta) on T/ware G3 350 MHz G3, 256 MB RAM = FCP on iPhone!

Inspired by this presentation by Chris Adamson Slide 56, but there’s a lot of good stuff in the presentation (just skip the code pages).

Slide 22 shows that AV Foundation has – in the three short years they’ve been working on it – incorporated more Classes and Methods than QTKit, which hasn’t had anything much in the way of new features since OS X 10.4 Tiger. Slide 44 shows the similarity between QTKit and AV Foundation and slide 69 of 79 should be noted in the light of tomorrow’s (Wed Oct 20) Apple announcement

But back to the main point of the post: Chris Adamson’s slide really rammed home just how low powered those first Blue and White G3’s were. And I purchased that specifically to run the Final Cut Pro 1 beta. Now, to be fair, that was OS 9 (which had a lower processor load than OS X) and just with simple FireWire/DV but I do claim to have had a TV Commercial on air, in PAL, the week that Final Cut Pro 1 was announced at NAB 2009. Final Cut Pro did not officially support PAL until a later release. (1.2.1 or 1.2.5.)