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Sign the Final Cut Pro X – We Need It Better Petition

June 27th, 2011 · No Comments

My dopamine is going crazy to convince me to purchase Final Cut Pro X…but my experience and lack of funds have won the battle for now. According to an online petition, Final Cut Pro X is missing some important features for professionals. Highlighted in the petition…

version X lacks at least 10 main features required by any professional who uses Final Cut on TV studios, Feature Film editing, Production and Post-Production houses.

  • Add ability to import and export XML files natively;
  • Add ability to import previous Final Cut Pro projects natively;
  • Add ability to export OMF files natively;
  • Add ability to change a project’s frame rate after it’s been created;
  • Add ability to read and write projects stored on an network or SAN volumes;
  • Add ability to switch the Final Cut Pro X layout to a more traditional 2-monitor setup;
  • Add ability to preview true video signal, independent from the 2-monitor setup;
  • Add support for Multicam editing;
  • Add support from capturing and recording to tape, not only via capture now but also via batch capture and print to tape natively;
  • Add support for importing image sequence files such as DPX and OpenEXR;

I can’t imagine why Apple would take out these features. Right now I have no proof because I refuse to buy it due to the fact I can do all my work on a fast and stable system. When I need to upgrade, I’m sure my clients will let me know. Not Apple.

What’s even more troubling is according to the Stark Insider, Apple is censoring negative reviews of their products.

Tags: Apple · Final Cut Pro

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