///Update: A new version was released today, with the updates customers were asking for. I can’t say they addressed everything, but a good handful of functionality. Hopefully most of us are happy with at the very least, an attempt to actually listen to customers.
They’ve released a free trial / free update. Dedicated update page.
I condensed the new features in a block quote.
“Final Cut Pro X 10.0.1 focuses on implementing the top user requested features” “Rich XML import and export. XML interchange gives users access to third-party workflows” “Xsan support, which includes projects and events.” “Roles, which allows you to tag tracks based on the stems you want to export.” “Custom Starting Timecode, GPU-accelerated export, Camera Import SDK and full-screen view in Lion.” via The Loop – TUAW
The new Final Cut Pro X. Apple’s new high-end video editing solution. Built for prosumers, by professional video editors. What they didn’t disclose, was that this is actually a mid-end application. It is no longer considered the top of the line video editing application it once was.
There has been a ton of controversy over the newest installment of Apple’s High-End video editing suite, Final Cut Studio. They’ve gone in a somewhat new direction with the new Final Cut Pro X. They skipped Final Cut Pro 8, 9, and jumped right to X.
What this “X” stands for?
In this case, the “X” in Final Cut Pro X translates to being a cross between the high-end Final Cut Pro 7, and Apple’s measly low-end application iMovie, from within the iLife suite. Don’t get me wrong, you can make a good 5 minute montage with iMovie.. But if you’re looking to do something as small as a commercial, or even a tiny web advertisement, you’re out of luck. You’ll need to jump all the way up to Final Cut Pro.
FCPX takes a few interface and usability features from iMovie. The “rollover to scroll through your movie in real-time” feature, as well as its pure simplicity. I won’t get into it, all you need is a screenshot, and you will know everything there is to know about how it relates to iMovie.
Final Cut Pro has never been cheap. Running at the usual $999 for the full version, and $699 for the upgrade, you’re free to assume you bank will be broken. Especially for those who only need an extra feature or two for your iMovie app.
After the break.. We go into those gritty details. You will enjoy.