Final Cut Pro X question

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  1. Top1Dog525 macrumors newbie

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    I am thinking of purchasing Final Cut Pro X, however, I noticed that Apple is saying that a new version of Final Cut Pro is coming soon; tweaked and refined to take advantage of the new Mac Pros increased specs. I am unsure how Apple does updates and upgrades for their software so I was wanting to know:

    If I purchase Final Cut Pro X and a new version comes out, example Final Cut Pro 11, will I be able to update my Final Cut Pro X to the new version? Or will I have to purchase the newer version? :confused:

    Like I said, I am unsure of how Apple handles their software sales and updates. Any information would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. IC3D macrumors regular

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    You can do a ton with FCP X, you should be able to get some type of upgrade from Apple since you'd own the software FCP X.

    Here is a video I edited recently on FCP X.

    https://vimeo.com/64052220
     
  3. onekerato macrumors regular

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    In my humble opinion...

    The FCPX update at end of year is expected to be performance & user-interface tuned for the new Mac Pro (since it supports 3 4k displays), and I expect it would be a free update. I don't see them launching a FCP 11, given that Apple still needs FCPX to gain mindshare. And hairsplitting the WWDC2013 keynote, Phil does say engineers are "hard at work on a version of Final Cut Pro X" :)

    FCPX is only sold through the Mac App Store, and there is currently no provision for paid software upgrades. We're unlikely to see rollout of a crucial feature like paid upgrades on MAS without at least a 6-months heads-up for developers. They could do an in-app purchase for new features in FCPX but that's unlikely because right now FCPX needs all the goodwill it can get.

    On a related note, Apple is also working on new iWork versions for Mac and iOS for end of this year - and I expect these will be zero-cost upgrades too. These apps are meant to be fully iCloud synced across Mac/iOS/Web and if users are on multiple versions, it will be painful for Apple's engineers to ensure reliable iCloud sync. The hassle-free solution is to offer free upgrades to the latest & greatest version of iWork apps.

    Also, I don't see why Apple charges for Mountain Lion when it doesn't charge for iOS. I think it makes around $200 mn a year from ML sales (28 mn OS X shipped less 18 million Macs sold per year with OS X preinstalled is 10 mn actually sold on MAS x $20 per unit). That's around 0.1% of Apple's projected $180 bn annual revenue! If Apple makes OS X Mavericks free, it can sidestep all the iCloud and sandboxing-related quibbles in OS X Lion and ML, and get on with proper integration between iOS 7 and Mac OS X Mavericks.
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

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    Is this really your video?? I am very impressive!! I must admit I am jealous! :apple:
     
  5. IC3D macrumors regular

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    Yes it is. Glad you enjoyed it. All done with FCP X.
     
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    So not from other programs such as old Shake and Matador or any advanced professional software? :apple:
     
  7. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    Where did you hear that?
     
  8. Top1Dog525 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Go to Apple.com, Select Mac, Choose Applications and then choose Final Cut Pro X... scroll down and there is a section that shows the new Mac Pro and says

    "The New Mac Pro is coming later this year.
    And so is a new version of Final Cut Pro X"
     
  9. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Phil Schiller mentioned it from stage during the WWDC opening day keynote.
     
  10. rei101 macrumors 6502a

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    You mentioned originally "Final Cut Pro", not "Final Cut Pro X", different software.

    "I am thinking of purchasing Final Cut Pro X, however, I noticed that Apple is saying that a new version of Final Cut Pro is coming soon;"

    That is why I was asking.
     
  11. Top1Dog525 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sorry about that, I didn't even notice that i had left out the X... my bad :D
     

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