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When I posted the first comments on FCPX 4 weeks ago, I thought I was going to be strung up and burned at the stake by some of the commentary. Now everyone seems resolute to the fact that FCPX is finally out and it does not do a lot of what its predecessor did.
I am waiting for Lion at this point, since the people I am talking to are waiting for the release also.
There is no guarantee that when Lion ships any of the tools will work there anymore than they do now.
Someone will make it work, there is too much money on the line for any of it to be left on the table, someone will snatch it up if Apple does not want the Pro space.
Avid and Autodesk have made great products for a long time and Premier has come a very long way since some of us used it to join the pre-FCP multi-media revolution.
I just keep thinking, with all of that power underneath FCPX when that epiphany of knowledge the app is mining will make itself aware.
Mitch Jacobsen's Friday evening video chat for the Editors Guild was released over the weekend.
Myself, Scot Simmons, Phillip Hodgetts, Larry Jordan, Steve Hullfish, Angus Mackay and others joined in to talk about the FCPX, Avid and what is comming for the future.
or from the editors guild web site.
Even as I get ready to publish the next of my articles on FCPX, the enviroment is changing so fast it is hard to keep up.
From the News wires today about a highlevel meeting with EU broadcasters held yesterday in London.
• FCP XML in/out is coming via 3rd party soon
• FCPX EDL import/export coming soon
• FCPX AJA plugins coming soon for tape capture and layback; capture straight into FCPX [events].
• XSAN support for FCPX coming in the next few weeks
• FCPX Broadcast video output via Blackmagic & AJAVideo coming soon
• Additional codec support for FCPX via 3rd Parties coming soon
• Customizable sequence TC in FCPX for master exports coming soon
• Some FCPX updates will be free
It was also revealed that Apple is working on allowing existing enterprise deployments under FCS3 to purchase additional licenses.
There are fewer times than I have fingers that Apple has made announcements regarding un-released featues for an exsisting product.
This page on the Apple website has responses to many of the burning questions that all of us have, and it is not a message passed thru "trusted" media but rather actually posted on Apple.com so that there is no confusion on whether or not Apple acutally said this.
So lets be clear on a few points. < editorial comments from me> " quotes from Apple"
External Monitors - working on more, but for now Aja's FCPX Beta drivers for the Kona 3G are linked
3rd Party Plugins- "You’ll be able to use them as soon as they are updated."
XML EXPORT IS COMMING!!! < we have to write the API's- we are working on Lion right now >
OMF, AFF and EDL are comming too! < but that other stuff needs to wait for the XML import / output modules first >
ASSIGNABLE AUDIO TRACKS! " An update this summer will allow you to use metadata tags to categorize your audio clips by type and export them directly from Final Cut Pro X."
There are other ideas and correct info items like previous version imports (not going to happen) and scratch disks
It is a start.