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?