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Subject: RE: SFM is useless as implemented!
Posted by: cybercom
Date: 10/20/2015 9:55:46 PM

Now that we have some solid metrics, we can report that it takes, on average, 1.5 hours longer than the Windows version to provide the same amount of finished product due to the lack of shuttle capabilities and the failure to insert markers while in record mode.
Also beginning to experience occasional "...unexpectedly shut down" events.
When copying & pasting to a new file, either markers from first file do not copy over regardless of settings or they copy over incorrectly.
Often "Save As" does not update the indicated file in the header bar above the time window.
In general, this POS program is FLAKEY, UNRELIABLE AND A TOTAL DISASTER.
THE PEOPLE WHO PROGRAMMED THIS SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES. IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN RELEASED.
WTF ARE THEY THINKING???
DO NOT WASTE MONEY ON THIS CRAP.!!!


Message last edited on 11/11/2015 10:18:07 PM by cybercom.
Subject: RE: SFM is useless as implemented!
Reply by: jbdada
Date: 2/2/2016 2:17:02 PM

Totally agree and you didn't give the half of it. Sony's contempt for their users is insulting.

Subject: RE: SFM is useless as implemented!
Reply by: philmoakes
Date: 4/18/2016 3:38:01 PM

I've been an SF users on Windows since the original SF but migrated all my editing stuff to Mac a few years back.When SF Mac first came out I posted a basic critique that it didn't do as good a job as the Windows SF and it crashed every now and then. In the end I installed Parallels on my Mac so I could carry on using the Windows SF. Over the last couple of years I've had to use the Mac version for basic editing prior to putting audio into Pro Tools and I can almost guarantee that in a 1 or 2 hour editing session it will unexpectedly crash. Luckily restart of the app usually brings things back to more or less the right place, but it's just poor. I'm putting up with it only because I haven't got anything better for simple WAV editing on a Mac. I don't like the free alternative Audacity and both Pro Tools and Isotope RX (my goto post prod plugin) are too specialist for run of the mill editing. I've just been editing a 20 minute radio item and it has fallen over 3 times!! As soon as I can find something else that fits my workflow, I will dump SF for Mac, which pains me because SF on Windows is/was brilliant.

Subject: RE: SFM is useless as implemented!
Reply by: Sonicorchestra
Date: 4/22/2016 7:36:42 PM

Hi

You might want to consider Triumph (Audiofile Engineering) or DSP Quattro.

Krysztof

Subject: RE: SFM is useless as implemented!
Reply by: Beobe
Date: 7/14/2016 7:48:35 AM

Those both look like great programs. Now that Sony has sold SF it will most likely get much better or much worse. Good to keep alternatives in mind. Thanks for the tip.

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