What Does the "X" Stand For?

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  1. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    Does the "X" stand for "Express"?

    Many of the features missing from FCP X are also missing from Final Cut Express.

    Ooo, and it makes me wonder.
     
  2. KeithPratt macrumors 6502a

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    I'm watching all this unfold on forums heavily populated by people working in broadcast, but to the outside world does this seem like the worst reception an Apple product has had in the last decade?

    I've seen a lot of people saying all App Store reviews for FCPX have vanished, some refuting it...

    I even sent Steve an e-mail a couple of hours ago. I feel so embarrassed about it now, but that's how much of a tizzy I was in.
     
  3. martinX thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Larry Jordan did say that FCP X was likely to have a broad appeal rather than appealing to the high end. I take it to mean that it's useful for the large number of editors that do work alone, throwing together all sorts of footage in the best way they can, and Hollywood is SOL.

    Lotta broadcast people are quite mystified about their monitoring choices though...
     
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  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    No, it's a cross, because that's what people are ;-)
     
  6. -DH macrumors 65816

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    According to Apple, it stands for 10 (they seem obessed with 10/X). But in reality the X stands for "ex" as in ex-wife or ex-Final Cut Pro.

    -DH
     
  7. lesreaper2009 macrumors member

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    x-crement.

    This is why I switched to Adobe Premiere on CS5 and 64 bit support awhile ago.

    If they screw up the MacPros like this as well, I'll be on a PC in 2 years when my machines show their age more.

    i just wish Android phones had longer battery lives. Hopefully it will be soon.
     
  8. -DH macrumors 65816

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    My prediction is that in less than two years, Apple will no longer be producing any desktop other than the iMac.

    -DH
     
  9. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    Cool. Have fun. We will see you soon shortly in 2013.5 :rolleyes:
     
  10. Davesc36 macrumors newbie

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    I wondered what the X was for myself. Didn't make sense until it was released, and I thought, "Hmmm, must be for Xpress." Kinda funny they did away with Express and put this joke in about the same price bracket. I'm wondering what happend to DVD Studio Pro? Is that dead to?
     
  11. Bernard SG macrumors 65816

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    X as in X-rated: The product will appeal to adult video producers :p
     
  12. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    The "X" has been used when a product was totally renewed (or a lot different from the older version). For example Mac OS X and Quicktime X.
     
  13. iphonepiephone macrumors regular

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    X = XLNT! :D

    X = 10, so "Final Cut Pro 10", effectively.

    That whole video, and Australians in general, make me wonder...
     
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  15. alirod macrumors newbie

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    the X

    the X stands for 10. Suddenly apple jumped from version 7 to 10
     
  16. alirod macrumors newbie

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    DVD studio pro is dead (I heard it was replaced by using both Motion and Compressor). They also count a small dialog with a few knobs the "replacement" for Color.:eek:
     
  17. linuxcooldude macrumors 68020

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    Nothing new in the Apple world. I'm waiting for when Lion gets released. Same thing all over again.
     
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