The launch of Final Cut Pro X just finished up at the Las Vegas SuperMeet for FCPUG (Final Cut Pro User Group). I, for one, am champing at the bit to get my hands on this new version. I did not upgrade to version 7 (didn’t really see a good reason to do so) but FCP is still my NLE of choice. I realize that Avid has many great features but FCP just works for me like a broken-in pair of jeans.
The new FCP sports a complete new user interface, support for 64-bit and takes advantage of Grand Central Dispatch to speed up performance and renders. It also features something called a “magnetic timeline” for keeping audio/video sync, easier nesting functions, automatic audio cleanup (thank you!) and plenty of new ways to handle metadata.
Final Cut Pro X will be available this June from the Mac App Store for $299. No word on the other applications in Final Cut Studio.
Let’s hope it lives up to the hype.