Three months ago, Apple debuted their new vision for Final Cut Pro X, a radical departure from the legacy application that has dominated the professional market for some time. Now, on the heels of Adobe luring away customers to its own Premiere Pro solution, Cupertino fires back with the first update, adding back two critical features lost in the transition.
The controversy over Apple’s radical new Final Cut Pro X may have died down since its release at the beginning of summer, but that could have more to do with Adobe’s successful campaign to get disgruntled editors to switch to Premiere Pro and Production Premium CS5.5, which has seen a remarkable 22 percent year-over-year growth and a whopping 45 percent growth on the Mac platform.
To say that the response to Apple’s all-new Final Cut Pro X was mixed would be putting it mildly. While users of the new version are still waiting (im)patiently for a first update to that app, Apple has quietly slipped the previous Final Cut Studio 3 back onto the radar, which is again available for sale -- if you know where to look.
With the release of Final Cut Pro X, everything changed and many editors accustomed to the traditional interface are having a hard time adjusting. In order to help you see some of the differences between version 7 and X, we've created this screencast to show you where some functions have moved to, what's new and what's been discarded. It's obviously not a complete list but it should hopefully give you an idea of what to expect if you decide to make the jump to Apple's current vision of video editing on the Mac.
With all of the (mostly) negative press that Final Cut Pro X has received since its introduction last month, one particularly vital group has been all but drowned out -- third-party developers such as CrumplePop, who are throwing their support firmly behind Apple’s next-generation editing software.
Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X is certainly testing the patience and loyalty of one small but extremely vocal group of fans: professional video editors, who are up in arms over this completely reimagined post-production application. But will other users also break out torches and pitchforks to storm One Infinite Loop?
Apple unleashed a firestorm of controversy following the release of Final Cut Pro X, with professional video editors up in arms over missing features and the inability to open legacy project files. As it turns out, some of the so-called “missing features” are simply tucked away in the new FCPX user interface, which has created confusion for legacy users. Here are some ways to make the revamped app function a little more like Final Cut Pro 7.
On this week's Mac|Life show, Robbie and Flo discuss Apple's response to the negativity surrounding Final Cut Pro X's release. Also, Google's got a new social networking thing. Maybe you've heard of it?
Although Apple is now attempting to silence the week-old mutiny over its new Final Cut Pro X app, the release has spooked many video professionals in the industry and reopened a few old wounds -- including those of a former Shake product designer who claims the company doesn’t consider pros as its “primary business.”
Apple may be slow to respond to controversy, but when they do, it usually does a good job of quelling the storm. After a solid week of uproar over the new Final Cut Pro X from video professionals, Cupertino has finally come forward with a new question and answer page on their website they hope to address user concerns.