UPDATE: just got more infos … more updates tomorrow
UPDATE 2 : Video shows how some stuff in FCP 8 works (right at the end of this post)
UPDATE 3: more new facts and a new video (right at the end of this post)
UPDATE 4: now that is a real one! (for real) … (6th of April)
“Rumors are flying that Apple will be using the Vegas Supermeet to announce the next version of Final Cut Pro.”
… So that would be April 12th … (Tuesday)
more infos: provideocoalition.com
UPDATE 5: now that is another real one! (for real) … (6th of April)
FCPUGNetwork: “The Final Cut Pro User Group Network is excited to have a very special guest presentation at the 10th Annual Las Vegas FCPUG SuperMeet. Come to see a surprise sneak peek at something very special – you really do not want to miss this one!”
Well … after months and months of speculation and waiting today the curtain did drop, at least a lil bit.
Some first screenshots and feature-details “leaked” into the Video-Editing-World:
I’ve got the info yesterday, but was in the edit-suite all day … so i had no time to “look into” that. And there was an NDA till this morning 12:01am anyways 😉
Well what can i say it seems like some fears getting reality.
The interface looks very familiar. First big change: it will be a more mouse editing oriented NLE-App … one more step into iOS direction i guess.
Good thing though: FCP8 will be more integrated with Motion & Co. Not just templates & “send/link to” in a drop down menu. How far this integration goes is not specified publicly yet.It will be an App Store only app … you can buy all FinalCutStudio Apps standalone or in one package – pricing will be Announced. Apple will have a Special Event one week after NAB on 19th of April.
Some first Screenshots:
– 64 bit App
– Background Rendering
– GPU acceleration
– can use up to 64 GB Ram and all CPUs avalible
– native H.246 and R3D support including RED EPIC / HDRx and many other codecs
– new Title tools
– Quicktime Pro 11 / AV Foundation with OS X Lion
– 3D editing mode
– ProResLT, ProRes 422, ProResHQ 422 ProRes 4444, all 12bit YUV only
– Blu-ray, CNN iReporter, Vimeo, MySpace support
– Single Screen / Window App
– new Edit mode’s (called “Freehand” and “Magic-Mind””)
Thats it … many more infos to come soon …
So is all that a good thing? … well … as Apple claims: the new FCP will be for the mainstream of Apple’s customer base…
so here is a lil screen capture to show how some new stuff works in FCP 8 🙂
new Video – Larry Jordan answers questions. (LINK)
Oh and one new Fact: it’s all an April Fool … sorry 😉
– H.246 ??
– Quicktime Pro 11 ??
– 12bit YUV only ???
– Blu-ray & MySpace support ???
– Single Screen / Window App ???
– new Edit mode’s (called “Freehand” and “Magic-Mind””) ???
… we still have to wait and see wat will come this or next year … for now i like FCP 7 🙂