FCPX

FCPX - It was the news we've been waiting a few years for but it was worth it. Awesome, jaw dropping call it what you want FCPX (10) takes editing to a new level. All the new features after the break.

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As you will probably have known if you were looking at Twitter last night, there wasn't a live feed of the FCP unveiling at the SuperMeet at Bally's hotel. So this is a digest made up from different sources so many thanks to @fcpsupermeet @robimbs @nmr for the pictures

Here are the main bullet points

  • The name is Final Cut Pro X
  • 64 bit
  • Unlimited memory
  • Uses Open CL and Grand Central Dispatch
  • Color fully managed with ColorSync
  • Resolution independent playback system up to 4K
  • Mix & match all content in timeline without transcoding
  • No rendering, it does it in the background using every available CPU cycle
  • Can plug into cameras and edit whilst ingesting
  • Non destructive color balance on ingest
  • Stabilisation on ingest
  • Audio cleanup on ingest
  • People and shot detection
  • Range based keywording - metadata attached to part of a clip
  • Smart collections - like smart folders
  • Clip connections, primary and secondary media locking together
  • Magnetic timeline -moves audio out of the way to avoid collisions.
  • Single keystroke nesting
  • Compound clips - collapse clips into a single clip
  • Inline precision editor - simplifies trimming of clips
  • Auditioning - sampling of different versions of edits
  • 'Skimming' media previews when you move the cursor over
  • iMovie like filmstrip view
  • Timeline Index- an index of all the clips in the timeline
  • Sync clips with Plural Eyes style featue (Not Plural Eyes)
  • Automatic control of number of tracks - add and go when needed
  • Pitch corrected audio skimming
  • Waveforms show levels in realtime
  • Retiming in the timeline
  • One click to match color between clips
  • New advanced color correction 
  • Improved keyframing, bezier paths and curve display in the timeline
  • Color & Soundtrack now in FCPX
  • Ships in June $299 on the App Store

Here are a few photos from the event.

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There we a lot of people there and it took time for everybody to be seated. Officially 1700.

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Just before the start of the keynote, everybody got Stereo anaglyph glasses. Looks like Steve Jobs could walk out doesn't it?

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Out comes Peter Steinauer, Apple architect and here is Final cut Pro X

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Then out came Randy Ubillos and did a live demonstation

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I suppose the biggest shock is the price and the fact that the rest of Final Cut Studio hasn't been mentioned. There are a lot of unaswered questions too, many of them in our FCPX article from yesterday We will post this up now but many thanks to @fcpsupermeet @robimbs @nmr again.