“It’s NAB (the National Association of Broadcasters conference) in Las Vegas, that means lots of new camera and video stuff,” Devin Coldewey repots for CrunchGear. “It’s more pro gear than consumer stuff, which is probably why Apple took over the Final Cut Pro User Group Supermeet there to unveil the newest version of their professional video editing software. They’re calling it as revolutionary as the original Final Cut released back in ’99.”
Final Cut Pro X has been rebuilt from the ground up. Features include:
• Now 64-bit, with OpenCL support
• All editing native – no transcoding (for supported formats incl. H264, I assume)
• New U with “magnetic timeline” and new clip sync method
• Resolution independent playback system
• Handles up to 4K
• Uses Grand Central Dispatch to utilize all your cores
• Fully color-managed (ColorSync)
• Media ready for editing immediately – but stabilization, audio and shutter correction, shot detection and preliminary color balancing automatically applied during ingest
• Timecode-based keywording within clips
• Collections and “smart” collections of media based on metadata and analysis, presented in iMovie filmstrip style
• Auto-syncing clips via audio waveform analysis
• Automated color-matching between clips
Full article, with shot of the new UI, here.
Notes from the event via Photography Bay here.
MacRumors also has more info here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “James W.,” “GRANDxADMIRAL,” and “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]