After all the rumors surrounding the future of Final Cut Pro, and how it was going to be dropped by Apple, or stripped down and merged with iMovie for the consumer crowd, there’s reliable proof it not only is being revamped, but coming soon.
A couple days ago, TechCrunch posted an article saying FCP was alive and well based on a rumor Apple had invited some “pro” video editors on campus to preview a new version of FCP. There wasn’t a lot of evidence offered, until yesterday, when Larry Jordan confirmed the Apple meeting on his blog, saying he was one of the invitees, and the preview was indeed for FCP.
After a very long wait, and seeing Adobe and Avid take leaps and bounds over FCP, the buzz is positive for FCP. The spring 2011 release people are claiming also seems realistic, as that would align the release with NAB and the traditional 2 year upgrade cycle Apple has been using for FCP.
- TechCrunch – “New Final Cut Pro is Real, and it’s Spectacular”
- Larry Jordan – “I’ve Seen the New Version of Final Cut Pro”
Philip Hodgetts, another reliable post-production source, also offered up some thoughts on the latest news: