Friday, July 7, 2017

Avid Behaving Badly #18: Avid AVC-Intra 100 Still Exists

Has anyone, in the last ten years, ever intentionally used the Avid AVC-Intra 100 codec for fucking anything?  Seriously.  I would love for someone to speak the fuck up here and tell me why this shit ass codec still exists.  Because holy fuck is it ever a shitty codec.  It's low res, poor quality, and has a huge file size.  There is literally zero reason you'd ever use it.  DNx36 is a baller-ass pimp codec in comparison, and don't even get me started on the best codec ever made, DNx145.  WHAT THE FUCK, AVID?  CLEAN YOUR FUCKING ROOM.  Seriously, there's so much old "legacy" bullshit in this program that just has no goddam reason for existing.  Just in case anyone from Avid is reading this, let me enlighten you:

AVC-Intra 100.  Fuck you.

Motion effects that aren't "Timewarp."

Resize, reposition, etc. effects that aren't "3D Warp."

For that matter, if you can promote the effect to anything, WHY FUCKING HAVE IT?  You know what I do when I have to fix someone's shoddy graphics work?  The first goddamn thing I do?  I PROMOTE THE LIVING SHIT OUT OF IT.  Half the time that fixes any render issues right there, without any actual work needing to be done.  I'm just sayin'.

Why is "play" still a command you can use, when "play/pause toggle" exists, and - while I'm asking - why the everlasting fuckstobber is "play" a default key???  Get that weak ass shit the fuck outta here, Avid!

And why is "group" an option when "multigroup" exists and does the same thing as group does when you're selecting only one group's worth of clips??  WHY?  It's like Avid is giving me two cups, one that holds only six ounces, and one that holds an unlimited goddamn amount of liquid, and then telling me to choose which one to use every single time I need to use one.  GUESS WHICH CUP ALWAYS WORKS, AVID?  FUCKING GUESS!!  Do you need thirty-seven menu items in the fucking hamburger menus?  NO, you fucking don't.

You know what else you don't need?  Any of the fucking wipes.  Good god.  Either there's a shitload of editors I've never met who don't understand how animatte and the paint effect work, or all of these wipes are just shitty layovers from 1970's effects that have no business in an NLE to begin with.  Seriously, these effects are so easy to reproduce with the other effects you have, WHY HAVE THEM AT ALL???

And what about that useless fucking "info" tab in the main project window?  Why does that worthless stepchild of a tab exist?  You know what happens when I click it?  I get a window that has two fucking buttons in it, and no info at all!  I can click that "hardware" button to get some hardware info, but why the shit-flinging gibbon isn't that just the default display here?  You know what makes one editor good and another great?  The great editor minimizes button presses.  They probably also don't take time out of work to type angry fucking blog posts, but whatever, fuck you.  So get that redundant and unnecessary shit out of my face, Avid.  Clean your shit up and figure out why the fuck any of this crap exists.  Make it justify it's worthless-ass existence.

AVC-Intra 100...  It's cute, Avid.  Totally cute that you think people use or even want this crap.  People used to think rock music was the devil, it was okay to own other people, and a horse and buggy was the pinnacle of transportation technology, but we got past that bullshit somehow.  Time to pull your own weight, Avid.  For fuck's sake.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Avid Behaving Badly #17: Caps lock disables when Launching the Title Tool

What the actual fuck, Avid.

Why???  WHY!?!?  Why would you make it so that the button I press when I want CAPS to STAY THE FUCK ON disables itself every time I open the Title Tool Application?

Jesus Christ, Avid.

Jesus.

Motherfucking.

Christ.

(Avid 8 only).