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Final Cut Pro X expected to get missing features in updates

updated 01:25 pm EDT, Wed June 22, 2011

Express, Server releases discontinued

Final Cut Pro X will get some missing features in future updates, says video production blogger Philip Hodgetts. Having spoken with Apple, he claims to have learned that Pro X will, for instance, eventually get the ability to import Final Cut Pro 6 and 7 projects. The software should also get a "replacement for the current XML workflow," and support for multicam editing.

When such updates might be implemented is unknown. Another prominent blogger, Larry Jordan, says however that while Final Cut has normally been updated on an 18-month cycle, Apple tells him the new aim is for updates once or twice per year. The arrangement should be easier with Final Cut's arrival on the Mac App Store, which simplifies Apple's distribution scheme.

The company has meanwhile discontinued two secondary Final Cut products, Express and Server. Express has not proven especially popular, as it occupies a middle ground between the ease of iMovie and the flexibility of Final Cut Pro. Server may be more difficult to replace for some production studios, but there should be alternatives for sharing project media.

by MacNN Staff



  1. erics

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Were all pulling for you guys ;)


    Joined: Dec 1969


    Final CUT X = NEW COKE! Remember that mess?

    This will definitely go down in history - reminds me of New Coke. Remember when coca-cola tried to swipe that on the population? Huge mistake. Well - this mess is similar.

    So happy to be getting "rumors" of, make that "possible fixes" to a program that should have been an upgrade and better version to their previous one. Hello APPLE - in case you haven't read ANY of the posts all over the globe - YOU BLEW IT!

    Just take a stroll in your own APP store and look at the professional reviews.
    HOW IN God's name could you possibly s**** UP your entire professional customer base in one day? How could your consultants actually TELL YOU that this was a good idea?

    What the h*** happened ?!

  1. t_c

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Maybe someone had a project timeline to meet...

  1. Loren

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Express not popular?

    Not to sure about that; my KeyGuide™ sales for Final Cut Express were fairly steady over the past two years, here and abroad. I project roughly one in a hundred users buys a KeyGuide™ to learn the shortcuts. No other product in the stable comes close to the activity from those.

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