Alex Gollner of Alex4D recently published an extensive interview with Randy Ubillos, a developer on an amazing number of products, including the earliest versions of Final Cut Pro, Aperture and Adobe Premiere. Ubillos was on the ground floor of so many developments still in use today. He talks about the challenges of creating any kind of video editing tool when a video card (powerful enough to process what we'd consider today tiny, sketchy, low-res images) cost many thousands of dollars. And he goes beyond the technical to the business side, including the last phone call he received from Steve Jobs when the Apple leader got wind of the loud and sudden FCPX backlash.
An interesting and informative read.