I love to experiment with my workplace, for reasons of ergonomy and creativity. My realisation so far: the flexible the better.
Most editing rooms differ hardly from a normal office: a big desk close to a wall, some displays on that desk, and above, on the wall, a big TV-Set, which only can be watched at well from the couch on the opposite wall. Though, our work is not on the wall or on the desk. It’s inbetween: between the pictures, between the computer and us, and, first of all, it’s in the discussions between me an the director/writer/producer.
So, I got rid of the desk. All the displays are on stands and there’s only a small table for keyboard and mouse. In fact, everything is now so flexible, that I can change the setup in an instant from sitting to standing, or, let’s say, to a screening situation for up to 8 people.

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so, I switched from Avid Media Composer to Final Cut Pro a while ago. It suits the creative needs of us editors a lot more than other NLEs. It’s modern approach to metadata and timeline-management is unprecedented, even 10 years after it’s initial launch. Even projects with multiple editors is not a thing. We did just that with our 6-part mini-series “Der Schatten” for ZDFneo.