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Hooks for FCP7 XML import spotted in Final Cut Pro X

updated 12:35 pm EDT, Tue June 28, 2011

Feature dropped to hurry launch?

Final Cut Pro X contains references to Pro 7 XML import in its code, a Brazilian website notes. Support for the feature is one of a number of complaints video editors have had with the new suite. The existence of hooks suggests that Apple may have dropped the feature in order to get Pro X released, or simply that support was considered but abandoned.

Apple product managers have stated that the ability to import old Final Cut files is not planned for future Pro X updates. Some things that are in the works include a greater array of drivers for video output cards, and the restoration of multicam editing and assigning audio tracks. Such gaps have led a number of editors to insist that Pro X is closer to an enhanced version of iMovie than software meant for professionals.

by MacNN Staff




    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm sorry FCP X - You've been chopped!

    I heard a minimum of (2) years to revamp FCP X to have the same functionality to FCP 7.
    ** IF it gets done at all.
    This from the same source that told me last year that this disaster was coming down the pike.

    Me, I'm not waiting - ordered Avid. Anyone that has half a pea brain and knows Apple's history (or anyone else for that matter) would know that updating FCPX would take thousands of patches. Sure, some magic fairy may come down and grant us a wish to fix all this - but that's a the mean time I have numerous features to edit and projects to develop - and I prefer a real solution.

    Strangely, WE are Apple's clients!! - if I pulled some trick like this on my clients I'd be fired in heartbeat.


    Joined: Dec 1969


    Judging from the backlash from the Pro's

    They should not have released this product in it's current state. Maybe they should replace the 'X' with 'eXpress.'

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