Final Cut Pro X Update for NAB 2016?

“Today, the question on many FCPX professionals’ minds, is whether or not Final Cut Pro will see a major feature update at NAB 2016, like last year’s 10.2,” writes.

“There is no better time or event to showcase an update for maximum exposure to a wide variety of video professionals from around the globe than NAB,” writes. “Not just to the Final Cut Pro faithful, but to others who might be on the fence or even refuse to try FCPX for one reason or the other. NAB is the place to reach many, many video professionals.”

“Final Cut Pro has made significant strides in the high end professional marketplace over the last several years, especially with the major Hollywood films “Focus”, “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot” and “Geostorm”, which were all edited with Final Cut Pro,” writes. “Michael Cioni from Light Iron recently had some directors, producers and editors from “Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot” together in a panel discussing their workflow and why they chose to use FCPX.”

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MacDailyNews Take: NAB would be the best place for the next version of Final Cut Pro X. Now, how about an updated Mac Pro to go with it?


  1. Yawn. Those who left FCP are never going back, even if Apple put back all the functionality they removed when they “iMovied” FCP.

    The release of FCP X was the biggest cockup in Apple’s software history. But they compounded the error by arrogantly refusing to add back in the features editors wanted. Even today there is still no way to organise your material to match the file system, and the magnetic timeline can make some simple tasks nigh impossible.

    It is not just the software now – it’s also Apple’s attitude. Such arrogance is rarely seen in the software world. It’s only that Apple is so big and FCP such a tiny share of revenue, that Apple can throw users away and not care.

    1. When Apple released fcpx, I agree it was missing a ton of must needed features, but it also included new things that make it kick fcp 7s butt. Audio plugin interfaces, intuitive surround sound controls, a great template workflow between motion and fcpx, metadata that lets you organize much more efficiently, live updated audio waveforms, different audio dissolve curves, import while editing while exporting all at the same time, background render, more enhanced transitions, a muc more compressive and easier to understand color correction tool. I’m probably leaving out a few things, but these are things 7 never had or had a more clunky version of it. This was what they came with out of the gate. You can say they iMovied the software up, but it just shows you didn’t even try it for more than 10 minutes. And now multicam works so much better, having the ability to mask any effect is awesome, roles has gotten to be a great audio organizer, the new library system works great, the visual interface for effects is so much more intuitive.

      If you like your other software, good for you, but your wrong when you say they didn’t put back functionality editors wanted, because they did and are still doing that…and when they usually add it in they make it tons better than what 7 was doing. Fcpx came out with some problems, but it also came out with some exciting things that made me excited for the future of it… And I have yet to be disappointed.

      1. The biggest thing you haven’t mentioned is FCP X went 64-bit, and that’s why you can use it for 4K video. FCP 7 was hitting the wall.


  2. The magnetic timeline is a feature that you should be able to turn off. That you can’t is evidence that Apple has their head up their thunderbolt port

    1. During the first few days of trialing Final Cut Pro X the magnetic timeline drove me nuts. THEN I found the Position tool…

      The Position tool will allow you to move clips around the timeline without them snapping to each other. You can create gaps between clips, as well drag a clip over another to override it.

      To switch from the Select tool (the default) to Position, use the shortcut Command +P.

    2. You don’t have to use the magnetic timeline, ever, if you’re too pigheaded to actually learn the power of FCPX. Position your clips above and below the timeline. Still gives you enough time left over to turn that starter crank on your Edsel.

    3. You CAN turn it off, you use the position tool instead of the arrow tool and auto-ripple is disabled just like FCP7 ( where auto ripple didn’t exist.) You use the tilde key as a modifier and clip connections are disabled. The key to using FCPX is alternating between tools. Premier has some similar functionality now. They sneaked it in and needs to be switched on in the preferences under ‘Trim’.

  3. Adobe: Regarding People who have switched to Premier Pro from Final Cut .. Adobe Pro Video Editors are saying the reason they switched is because Apple no longer supports Broadcast quality environments or professional editors. I’m guessing this is not true but I do see a lot of people bashing Final Cut users for being video wannabe’s and if you want to “get serious” you need to ditch it for Premier or Avid… any thoughts or opinions on this… I understand it all depends what you want to do with it but I don’t wanna be laughed at for using Final Cut Pro for client projects… they might steer away from me and find someone else.

  4. I use PowerDirector to edit running Windows on a quad core mac mini. It MUST have a quad core, so I can edit in 3D, and burn to a Blu-ray recorder. Movies made, will play back on a PS3, PS4, XboxOne, or any 3D Blu-ray player. It’s EASY to use, and FUN. Results are spectacular.

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