This isn’t a huge surprise. Once they (Apple) got a taste of the MONEY (i.e. iphone, ipod, ipad), the pros were left behind. Next, the Mac Pro towers will be gone.
In the light of the ongoing criticism surrounding Final Cut Pro X, the latest iteration of Apple’s video editing software for professionals (so says Apple, disgruntled users says it’s a glorified “iMovie Pro”), MacRumors points at some interesting revelations by former Shake product designer Ron Brinkmann who was on the original Shake development team. When Apple acquired the company, they kept Brinkmann to work as the project’s product designer until the company silently phased out the famed video compositing software in 2007. [read]