June 22, 2011
Of all the dozens upon dozens of news articles, blogs, reviews and postings about the new and (not-so-improved) Final Cut X, this one is the best. Steve Martin, of Ken Stone’s FCP Website, has apparently been testing and editing with it for some time now, knowing much of the ins and outs of the program. Click here to read a very in-depth article and screen shots of FCPX, or on the icons here:
Final Cut Pro X - A first Look
The Top Ten Editors concerns about Final Cut Pro X
FCPX: Ready or Not, Here it Comes...
After a day of reviews, too, I have many of my own opinions though I must admit it’s sight-unseen. But there seems to be many more negatives than positives now 24 hours after its release. I’ll find out more when I hit the local Apple store in the next couple days.
1. How can Apple, whom I am a great fan, deliberately hype all the positives of the new FCP but not mention the negatives? I know, I know. Thats what a car salesman is supposed to do. But now Apple’s reputation is going to take a big hit, right?
2. Why care about the FCP Professional when the consumer market, and their deep pockets, are still untapped?
3. Why care about the FCP Professional when Apple can turn its sights on only the iPhone, iPad & iPod? Forget 15 years of loyal and growing followers!
4. What am I (and other very high end users, companies, organizations) going to do with a brand new Xserve/Xsan that is now defunct even before its out of the box? (or just recently installed by Apple)?
5. Attention readers: NO MORE FCP7 SUPPORT BY APPLE!
6. …and NO compatibility with previous FCP projects (due to 32 bit -vs- 64 bit issues)
I won’t get into it even more. I suppose if you’re reading this, you have an interest and can just add my complaints to the pile. I was told to just go to Apple’s website and fill out a feedback form. I did. HOWEVER, Apple only gives one the option to choose from their past products in a drop-down window rather than their current products. No FCPX as an option.
Like the recent Quicktime (no-more) Pro X, FCPX is watered down at best. I’ve heard word that Apple plans to release updates as they come in and based on user feedback, but why release what is basically a BETA version rather than a finished product? Why not stick with Final Cut Express for the consumer and Final Cut Pro for the Pro-fessional?
Forget the false advertising Apple. Get rid of the “PRO” off of Final Cut Pro. Now all we, as professional editors, have left to choose from Apple is iMovie and “iMovie Pro”.
Then again, Premiere and Avid work on macs too…
Feel free to leave comments below and post your concerns, issues & thoughts–