Thanks for spending the time to post that info to help everyone.
It's been such a pain ... will be nice to get at least some improvement.
Will be interesting what happens. Basically 2 worlds. Apple and PC clone ( Microsoft). Some control over hardware on the one hand, and very little control in the latter. Tons of different hardware configurations and proprietary stuff.
Like, when GPU stuff with PPro started is was fundamentally Nvidia. That card is now a conglomeration of laptop stuff where you have to go through O.S. mobo internal chip before passing it to an Nvidia chip ( not a real card, but just the chip). So screen controls are all over the map. Some controlled by windows, some by nVidia, some kind of default by PPro ( rec 709 supposedly).
It's a total mess.
Those with calibrated monitors will have who knows what happen with this new cool stuff ( yet another layer of uncertainty in this case for calibrated stuff ).
Luckily most users don't care about any of this because the market is now users of cell phone video and go pro cameras and low end junk.
I personally think the exodus to resolve is going to continue as it ramps up to be a decent NLE with decent color control you can sorta rely on with calibrated monitors.
Adobe is too little too late basically, and the thrill of subscription will wear off when other options are available for free.
Ho Hum, just another dumb opinion ( mine ).
If it wasn't for a lot of people ( like you ) who help those in need at the forums it would have died out a long time ago.
I don't see that much problem adopting the new color managed option they've discussed. It will attempt the same internal transforms Resolve does. And most teaching colorists I know of strongly suggest leaving Resolve in its auto mode unless one has specific needs.
The main difference is this doesn't yet give us the manual controls if one wants them. My system ... PC running an Nvidia 1060 GPU and software/puck calibrated on both monitors ... runs fine with both Resolve on auto and PrPro as-is. Should run fine on the new.
I expect this will help many of the Mac P3 monitor folks, but we'll have to see how well it works out in The Wild.
As to your continual comments on the imminent death of PrPro ... PrPro is currently used rather more widely than that. I don't think any other NLE is that close in daily use. Avid is a specialist in larger Hollywood type production but little general use, and Resolve is still gaining traction as an NLE especially in pro use.
FCPx is of course totally limited to that less than 10 percent of computers running a Mac OS. And then you have the other boutique or prosumer programs out there.
With Apple having trouble (and definitely not that much interest) in keeping up with potent desktop computers they're not building market share at all for their hardware which will forever limit FCPx.
So it really is Avid, PrPro and Resolve.
Of those the one running the best competition for the market is Resolve. Which is still not nearly as widely known nor used. Avid makes no effort to broaden their base.
PrPro is in no danger of dying soon. If the upper management starts feeling any financial heat, they have the resources to kick it up quickly if they choose to. I just wish current program management could get a budget bump for a cycle or two to blow off some rust. Their roadmap of choice seems sound enough for PrPro, Ae, and Au.
But a significant budget bump could get a vast improvement sooner. Which in my 40+ years of being my own business seems like a good thing. But hey, I've never had more than 12 or 14 employees at a time. I ain't no Big Company financial guru. Sigh.
I'm not only not a guru, I'm more like a worm underground trying to figure out what's going on over my head on the surface.
I'm glad you mentioned that 'auto' thing for resolve. I've been on the verge of starting tutorial via manual for a couple weeks, so will remember that.
Eyes are getting weird due to reading a lot so I keep putting off getting into the difficult to see UI stuff.
One good thing about PPro is that considering the gazillion users there are, very few of them as a percentage end up needing help at the forum to solve software, hardware and management problems. So it is apparently fairly stable and intuitive to use, and the help files seem to be working.