“It’s been an interesting ride editing with Final Cut Pro over the last dozen or so years. The excitement of non-linear video editing on a Mac that you owned with affordable software that actually worked was a milestone for many,” Richard Taylor writes for FCPX.TV.
“The launch of FCPX 10.0 certainly was interesting, as have been the 2+ years since. Now we are on the dawn of a new version of FCPX and a new Mac Pro as well,” Taylor writes. “I expect Final Cut Pro X 10.1 to arrive in October and to be a major version upgrade. I expect it to not only add jaw-dropping new original features, but also add back some of the requested features that have been missing from Final Cut Pro X in its first 2+ years. According to Apple, there have been no major FCPX feature updates for a year. The last one was 10.0.6 in Oct 2012. It looks like they’ve been saving the new features for 10.1. Will 10.1 be a paid upgrade? Probably. Will there be a discount for current FCPX users? Probably not.”
Taylor writes, “‘Is Final Cut Pro X professional’ is a headline-seeking question, with its variations, that I’ve seen lingering from FCPX’s original release. The answer to that question is ‘yes’ and that has been documented many, many times by professional filmmakers, TV producers, news groups, event videographers, post production houses, pro editors and more. Most Final Cut Pro X users really don’t need anyone to tell them whether FCPX is professional. They already know it is… Final Cut Pro X 10.1 will attract even more pros to its growing roster of professionals. If you bet against FCPX initially, you should reconsider it when FCPX 10.1 arrives… Whatever the Final Cut Pro X team has up their sleeves, these are the features that will justify a full point paid upgrade to V 10.1.”
Much more in the full article here.