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A ‘pro’ app with missing features

Well, the “It’s not a pro app!” freak-outs have started. The only real surprises for me, in terms of feature omissions, are support for video I/O cards and XML exporting. I expected those things to be there from day one, … Continue reading

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The end of project files?

Take a look at this little section of the Final Cut Pro X user interface: I think this post over in the Creative Cow forums correctly identifies this as a mechanism for switching between multiple open sequences. That should allay … Continue reading

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The predictability of the Final Cut Pro X response

I’ve been going through old posts on my Indie4K blog (now merged into this blog) to see which of them might be worth migrating to this blog’s archives, and I turned up this, originally posted nearly a year ago (and … Continue reading

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The magnetic timeline’s off switch?

There has been some concern expressed on Twitter and various blogs that Final Cut Pro X’s new “magnetic timeline”, with all of its automatic rippling, could interfere with the process of making adjustments to material that has to meet precise … Continue reading

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What is FCP X’s relationship to iMovie?

Another emerging source of concern about whether FCP X is a professional app is its relationship to iMovie. In particular, a narrative seems to have emerged in which FCP X was derived from iMovie, after Apple realized there was no … Continue reading

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Is Final Cut Pro X a professional app?

Almost certainly. There is essentially no reason to believe otherwise. I’ve seen speculation that FCP X won’t support EDL/XML/OMF export, won’t support professional video I/O interfaces, won’t support third-party plug-ins, won’t work well with large projects, no longer supports three-point … Continue reading

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First thoughts on Final Cut Pro X

Well, the long-awaited major rewrite of Final Cut finally dropped yesterday… sort of. Apple’s Supermeet presentation showed off lots of flashy new features that will be extremely convenient for creative editorial, including a dramatically improved timeline. But an on-stage presentation … Continue reading

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Latest Final Cut Studio rumors make little sense

So, the Internet is abuzz with rumors about major delays for Final Cut Studio. Frankly, these don’t make a ton of sense. Apple is working on a major rewrite of Final Cut. This is pretty well established. Because they’ve essentially … Continue reading

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The Future of Final Cut Pro

AppleInsider claims it’s becoming a prosumer app. I don’t buy it. Final Cut Pro is the most popular pro video editing application in the world; it has something like 50% of the market, while everyone else splits the other 50%. … Continue reading

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