New Final Cut Pro Described as 'Dramatic and Ambitious' - Due in Spring 2011

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TechCrunch claims to have heard that the next version of Final Cut Pro is due soon and it's supposed to be a big one:
According our very own people familiar with the matter, a small group of video editors were on the Apple campus recently in order to preview the new version of video editing software, which is in the same space as Avid and Adobe Premier. Apparently Apple is still putting the finishing touches on “the biggest overhaul to Final Cut Pro since the original version was created over 10 years ago” and wanted pro user feedback. Emphasis on “pro.”
One of their sources described a complete redesign of the user interface as well as low level architectural changes. Overall the changes are described as "dramatic and ambitious".

Final Cut Pro has lagged a bit with reported layoffs in 2007. Apple reportedly reorganized the team under the lead of Randy Ubillos, the developer behind the completely redesigned iMovie in 2008. Steve Jobs responded to a concerned email and promised that the "next release will be awesome".

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Goldfrapp

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I'm sorry for butting in, but how about iWeb '11 first, Apple, huh???!!!! Where the hell is it????!!!! :mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
 

Goaliegeek

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Complete redesign of the UI? Im excited, yet nervous about that. God please be 64bit and/or multicore supportive.
 

the vj

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I don't have to say this but I will...

WAIT FOR THE FIRST REVISION OF THIS RELEASE BEFORE UPGRADING!!!

Do not go out and upgrade as soon as it comes out, 100% sure many bugs will appear and people will start complaining abut data loss and all that. Wait a while until all those bugs are fixed to upgrade. Wait at least 6 to 8 months.

If you FCP suit works DO NOT TOUCH IT! Pretty sure you will need more graphic power with the new update and you will need to change your computer.

Be smart and careful.
 

danielespejo

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Final Cut Pro has lagged a bit with reported layoffs in 2007. Apple reportedly reorganized the team under the lead of Randy Ubillos, the developer behind the completely redesigned iMovie in 2008. Steve Jobs responded to a concerned email and promised that the "next release will be awesome".

Article Link: New Final Cut Pro Described as 'Dramatic and Ambitious' - Due in Spring 2011
With the push for handheld devices and discontinuation of X-serve I think many mac users have been somewhat worried about the state of the mac. A solid release of final cut that is well received by industry will rebuild confidence I think. This is good news.

BTW, iWeb? Really? With the options and themes available for wordpress and the near industry standard of Microsoft Sharepoint, does iWeb really have a future? I loved iWeb in 2006, but stopped using it a few years ago when I learned how to manage sharepoint and wordpress services which are both incredibly simple.:apple:
 

notjustjay

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Canada, eh?
Complete redesign of the UI? Does that mean every production company will halt in its tracks while everyone relearns how to use their tools?

"Complete redesign" isn't always a good thing...
 

Kalach

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iWeb? Didn't know anyone used that...

FCP is in desperate need of an update! Let's hope it's not remotely close to the most recent update from FCS 2 to FCS 3 which was "sucky"!
 

marcre3363

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iMovie 08 was the biggest piece of crap I've ever had to deal with. I'd sooner create a flip-motion animation frame-by-frame in powerpoint and export it as an animated gif before using that piece of garbage.

I took the plunge and invested in FCP last year, mainly so I could try out Motion. I've still found myself relying on After Effects, mostly out of familiarity.

I really want to believe that this update will be awesome and worth the money to upgrade. But I'm not optimistic.
 

danielespejo

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Complete redesign of the UI? Does that mean every production company will halt in its tracks while everyone relearns how to use their tools?

"Complete redesign" isn't always a good thing...
When I first learned to use Final Cut it took me about 2 hours to figure out the UI, and the only vid editing I had done prior to that was imovie and win movie maker. I'm guessing a few days of training/practice will bring most professionals up to speed.
 

David29

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"Randy Ubillos, the developer behind the completely redesigned iMovie in 2008"

That should read "the guy that ruined iMovie"

Lets hope this idiot does not butcher FCP as well.

Here's some pics of this douchebag .... Link
 

shabbasuraj

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Thanks... Apple.. Now all I need is some cheaper and faster hardware to run this AWESOME program.
 
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