The video intergration tools are a small plus, although I'm not sure who would want to run an HD video in an already process heavy and likely ram heavy environment.
In my experience I usually get an already edited video, and the best performance is when running very lowfi versions of it.
The 64 bit engine is nice and all, but its nothing I wouldnt expect (I think just about every major DAW has it now). I'm also a little bit confused by it, are they saying you can only run AAX plugins in 64bit? If so, it sounds like a proprietary thing which I dont really jive with.
I really dont want to feel like they are just playing catch up. I really want to be one of the guys who likes pro tools, but Avid as a company is having a lot of trouble. They had so many layoffs last year I feel like they only had time to just implement performance enhancements to not seem like its falling behind.
As a mixing tool, or an collaborative engine, its still got its potential due to studios stuck on old HD systems because they've dug themselves into a proprietary hole.
I tried with ten, and im trying again now.....but I cant seem to see anything that makes pro tools special or worth the second highest daw pricetag on the market next to ableton 9 sweet....which I also dont think is worth the price anymore.
Its really hard when you sell things like pro tools for a living. They have 10 different choices in front of them ranging from 60-800 dollars and I cant tell them that the 800 dollar one does any more then the 60 dollar one =/