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New Version of Final Cut Pro “Awesome”

February 23rd, 2011 · 3 Comments

TechCrunch posted about Final Cut Pro’s newest update and said “It’s Spectacular”. Where did they get that adjective?

a small group of video editors were on the Apple campus recently in order to preview the new version of video editing software, which is in the same space as Avid and Adobe Premier. Apparently Apple is still putting the finishing touches on “the biggest overhaul to Final Cut Pro since the original version was created over 10 years ago” and wanted pro user feedback. Emphasis on “pro.”

I put “Awesome” in quotes because when Steve Jobs was asked the question about what the next version will be like he stated, “Next release will be awesome.” That is great news to hear since the previous updated versions have been adequate and there have been tons of rumors in the professional world about Apple not putting the time into the professional software that has won over the filmmaking community. Since Apple has dominated the phone market and mp3 players the past few years the Pro users were getting nervous that we were not an important part of the future of Apple. I can understand those concerns but those rumors were based on fear and I never believed them.

I’m interested in seeing what kind of upgrades that they put into the new version. I hope new music beds are in Soundtrack Pro, easier search functions within the timeline in FCP, finally have Blu-Ray compression in compressor and Blu-Ray options in DVDSP. What would you like to see in the next version of FCP?

Tags: Final Cut Pro · Software

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jonah Lee Walker // Feb 23, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Move the Slow Motion effect from Motion into Final Cut Pro. 64 Bit. More rock solid exporting to tape. Better bezier controls for motion graphics within Final Cut.

  • 2 Jerry Pentin // Mar 21, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    I’d like to see “Closed Captioning” included. It’s becoming a must in our presentations and should be something we can access through our NLE.

  • 3 Noel Maher // Apr 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I think its very important to get blu ray authoring capabilities in DVDSP

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