On his blog Maschwitz take a lengthy disertation at Apple for their practice of taking over specialist apps (such as Final Touch which is now called Colour and part of the FCS box) along with the highly insular and secretive nature of their development process which  Maschwitz laments makes long-term third-party development highly problematic and frustrating.

"The Orphanage, no longer has any special relationship with Apple. It's just too much of a one-way street. I can't buy my bread-and-butter tools from someone who can't conduct an open conversation with me (under NDA of course) about the future of the product."

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'Color' and the downside of Apple take-overs

  By digitalbasin
Stuart Maschwitz is the founder of The Orphanage; the well respected VFX house and software developer. The Orphanage are perhaps best known for there development of the superb Magic Bullet plugins for colour filtering and film-look video processing availible for a wide range of NLE platforms such as Premiere Pro, Vegas and Final Cut. On his blog Maschwitz take a lengthy disertation at Apple for their practice of taking over specialist apps (such as Final Touch which is now called Colour and part of the FCS box) along with the highly insular and secretive nature of their development process which  Maschwitz laments makes long-term third-party development highly problematic and frustrating.

"The Orphanage, no longer has any special relationship with Apple. It's just too much of a one-way street. I can't buy my bread-and-butter tools from someone who can't conduct an open conversation with me (under NDA of course) about the future of the product."



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