Jeffery Harrell: A story as yet untold

By Jeffery Harrell

I’m going to let you guys in on a little secret.

On Sunday, after spending a week on-and-off with Final Cut Pro X and pretty deep in a funk about it, I made a little thing. I did it because I was inspired in a small way, but I also did it because I had a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro CS 5.5 here, and I wanted to try it out.

The next day, yesterday, I wrote up some unstructured first impressions of the program. My overall conclusion: Meh. It was fine. Nothing exciting, but a capable alternative to FCP 7.

None of that is the secret yet. Here’s the secret:

Yesterday I was contacted by no fewer than three Adobe employees, including Steve Forde, Adobe’s senior project manager for After Effects. He sent me a particularly pleasant email, and asked if there was a convenient time when we could chat on the phone for a bit.

Flash-forward to lunchtime today, when my phone rang. It was Steve, and also Al Mooney, Adobe’s product manager for Premiere who blaaaaaghs.

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