At tonight’s Supermeet at NAB Apple previewed the much expected Final Cut Pro X. The long long needed new version of the my editing software of choice, Final Cut Pro. Every version of Final Cut until now has been built on top of version 1. This new version has been rebuilt from the ground up. So we are talking a totally new interface, enormously new features and finally 64 bit support and for up to 8 cores…I have had over 8gb ram on my MACs for years yet until now FCP has not utilised more than 4gb or supported 64 bit computers.
New features includes support for automatic image stabilisation on import, audio clean-up, non-destructive color balance, shot detection and face detection which sound a bit imovie like, but nothing wrong with having some of those cool features, I am snobby about having some of those features. A rolling shutter fix is also included as is the much long for and much needed background rendering.
I haven’t used it yet so the the proof will be in the pudding but I am very much looking forward to it. Open minds are the best! The more info the get the more I will share here so keep checking back! There is a hell of a lot of automation going on there, bit like auto mode on cameras…I just hope it’s better than that or we can turn it all off and go full manual if we want to!
The price is crazy cheap at $299, that is actually slightly worrying as it is veering into consumer pricing…as long as it stays pro…PLEASE, if not I always have my Adobe CS5 to get my head around more! Just don’t drop the “PRO” from the title Apple!! The reason I am concerned at pricing is not that it is too affordable, just that if it has dropped so much in price are we losing something?