RUMOR: Next version of FInal Cut Studio may not debut until 2011

Apple Store“A few months ago we told you that Apple were hoping to release a new version of their Final Cut Studio suite in 2010,” Lionel reports for HardMac.

“It now seems likely that this target has been missed according to one of our source,” Lionel reports. “The development of this software suite has suffered significant setbacks and it will be necessary to wait until 2011 to see its release; furthermore, the scope of the project has been reduced.”

Lionel reports, “The idea of having a unified interface has been abandoned for the time being because of difficulties in reaching a satisfactory compromise among not only the various applications but above all between different development teams, those working on Shake and those working on Motion.”

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37 Comments

  1. Shake was discontinued in July of 09. A number of it’s features were folded into Motion (like the great smoothcam).
    So the rumor suggests that disputes over the UI of a current program and one which has been discontinued for 16 months are delaying the upgrade. Call me skeptical, time for a new source

  2. Shake was discontinued in July of 09. A number of it’s features were folded into Motion (like the great smoothcam).
    So the rumor suggests that disputes over the UI of a current program and one which has been discontinued for 16 months are delaying the upgrade. Call me skeptical, time for a new source

  3. Well I hope it comes sooner, but can understand if it is delayed. From what I’ve read we can’t expect it until 10.7 anyways – but I can’t wait for full 64bit/Multi-Threaded support and some *real* 3D capabilities in Motion not to mention whatever Shake replacement they have in store.

  4. Well I hope it comes sooner, but can understand if it is delayed. From what I’ve read we can’t expect it until 10.7 anyways – but I can’t wait for full 64bit/Multi-Threaded support and some *real* 3D capabilities in Motion not to mention whatever Shake replacement they have in store.

  5. Why bother if the Mac is going to switched over to a bunch of App Store controlled iPads anyway?

    The MacBook line is nearly discontinued, nothing for future children to use except iPads.

    Get Windows or Ubuntu and get used to it.

  6. Why bother if the Mac is going to switched over to a bunch of App Store controlled iPads anyway?

    The MacBook line is nearly discontinued, nothing for future children to use except iPads.

    Get Windows or Ubuntu and get used to it.

  7. @M2pro

    Not only was Shake discontinued from being sold in July of 2009, Apple had officially issued a press release saying they had halted further development beyond Shake 4.1 on June 22nd of 2006. 4.1 continued to be sold until July 2009, but not developed. So, it is more like the rumor suggests a team that hasn’t been active for 52 months disputed the UI.

  8. @M2pro

    Not only was Shake discontinued from being sold in July of 2009, Apple had officially issued a press release saying they had halted further development beyond Shake 4.1 on June 22nd of 2006. 4.1 continued to be sold until July 2009, but not developed. So, it is more like the rumor suggests a team that hasn’t been active for 52 months disputed the UI.

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