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Final Cut Pro X and Third-Party Thunderbolt Peripherals Coming Next Week?

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Japanese blog Mac Otakara reports that Apple is apparently set to launch its new Final Cut Pro X offerings next week, to be accompanied by the release of a number of new Thunderbolt-equipped accessories from third-party vendors.

Apple demoed Final Cut Pro X back in mid-April, announcing that the professional video production software would launch on the Mac App Store in June priced at $299. Apple has yet to release any official word on the other components of its Final Cut Studio package or its lighter-weight Final Cut Express software. A number of screenshots from Final Cut Pro X and related applications have also leaked in recent days just ahead of the software's launch, but the full details remain unknown.

Apple debuted the new Thunderbolt high-speed data and display connectivity standard on revamped MacBook Pros back in late February, extending the feature to its iMac line just last month. Third-party vendors have been showing off new Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals, but few have made it to market so far. If today's report is true, it seems that Apple will be taking advantage of the Final Cut Pro X debut to also roll out new Thunderbolt peripherals, devices that video professionals will almost certainly find useful in moving large files around quickly.

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gmanist1000

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I'm looking to buy a thunderbolt peripheral! Hopefully it's not too expensive though...
 
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puckhead193

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hopefully new FCPX comes with new updated mac pros :D
bring it apple. I'm waiting for new toys!
 
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sblanford

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Awesome! I need to start on a large project for a client and was waiting to get started on the new version! Next week can't come soon enough!!!:)
 
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Anxious to see the DVDSP updates ... hurry up next week!
 
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dvkid

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Awesome! I need to start on a large project for a client and was waiting to get started on the new version! Next week can't come soon enough!!!:)

You, good sir, have balls the size of watermelons. I've had more than one frustrating bug in previous FCP updates.

And with what appears to be a completely re-imagined interface, I'm already planning for things to take a bit longer for the next month or so.


Anxious to see the DVDSP updates ... hurry up next week!


I think you'll be waiting a bit longer for any of the other apps in the Final Cut Studio to be updated. We've seen some Motion screenshots, but that is about it. And with Apple's recent history of pretending DVDSP (and DVDs in general) don't exist, I don't have high hopes. Seriously looking at CS for my future disc authoring needs.
 
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Sirmausalot

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Fantastic. But you need a RAID SSD to really take advantage of a Thunderbolt port. And that's gonna be HUGE bucks. Hopefully there will be some surprises. I need Final Cut Pro X YESTERDAY for my 5D footage and I need to know how the well the sync feature will work.
 
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ratzzo

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Fantastic. But you need a RAID SSD to really take advantage of a Thunderbolt port. And that's gonna be HUGE bucks. Hopefully there will be some surprises. I need Final Cut Pro X YESTERDAY for my 5D footage and I need to know how the well the sync feature will work.

Yep, but this is better than nothing at all :)
 
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ninjadex

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Thunderbolt hardware from Blackmagic and AJA are likely the peripherals referred to in this report.
 
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Come on thunderbolt hub!
 
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YoGramMamma

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Peripherals

Speaking of....

I was on the hunt last night for the Promise Pegasus R4 thunderbolt RAID that was announced a few months back to go along with my new iMac that just arrived yesterday.... Promise's site sucks and they offer no information on where to buy this or what it costs to buy it.. all their vendors' sites suck too. So I emailed their support/sales people and I heard back from him this morning. The email said

Thank you for your email. The R4, with either 1 or 2 TB SATA drives can now be ordered at the Apple web store (store.apple.com)

Nice reply and all... but a search for this item still turns up nothing at all. So maybe this means that they're finally on sale but just haven't propagated through Apple's store system yet or something. But they need to come on out with this stuff... the market for people who want to buy FCPX and thunderbolt stuff isn't really the market that should be treaded with shrouds of secrecy like the iPod/iPhone market. At the very least they should have a price, an availability date, and where we can buy.
 
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Jamieserg

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I just really want to know about the suite and get my hands on this bad boy.

Do you think that it'll be extra for the suite? My guess is they'll probably split them up on the app store like they did with iWork and iLife. Although i'd prefer some sort of optical media because it would take ages to download on my crappy connection.
 
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Robellyn

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hopefully new FCPX comes with new updated mac pros :D
bring it apple. I'm waiting for new toys!

It would be uncommonly cruel to give us FCPX, new Thunderbolt peripherals to use with it, and NO MacPro that could use Thunderbolt.

I've been waiting all spring for a MacPro with a thunderbolt port so I can update my 2006 'pro!

So I must concur! Bringeth it on!
 
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Sirmausalot

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It would be uncommonly cruel to give us FCPX, new Thunderbolt peripherals to use with it, and NO MacPro that could use Thunderbolt.

I've been waiting all spring for a MacPro with a thunderbolt port so I can update my 2006 'pro!

So I must concur! Bringeth it on!

But why do you need external devices with a Mac Pro? It can handle the SSDs and graphics inside for a fraction of the price...
 
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Icaras

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Release this thing now so we can finally move on to Logic X as well :):D
 
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