|Final Cut Pro X images courtesy Apple Inc.|
"Finally! Apple released Final Cut Pro X (and new versions of Motion and Compressor) this morning at 5:30 AM. I've been working with the program for the last two months, and talking extensively with Apple about this new version since February.
Final Cut Pro X represents a complete rewrite of the entire application.
* Background processing of just about everything.
* 64-bit memory support so project size no longer crashes into RAM memory
*Multi-processor support so everything is a LOT!! faster
* A totally new interface
* Amazing new features like the magnetic timeline, connected clips, and built-in color correction."You can buy Final Cut Pro X on Apple's App Store for $300. Motion 5 and Compressor are both available for $50 each. You're $400 all in.
So a few things to look for when moving over to the new Final Cut Pro X; given that this is a total rewrite of the software there is always the chance that something could go terribly wrong. I'd run a few test with the program and some FCP project files. Make back up copies of your projects in the FCP 7 friendly format because most likely once you convert them to FCPX you won't be able to revert back.
More useful links:
Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4: Graphics card compatibility - LINK
Final Cut Pro X Supported Cameras - LINK
Compressor and Motion 5 freeze frames below.
|Compressor images courtesy Apple Inc.|
|Motion 5 images courtesy Apple Inc.|