Final Cut software will meet major update editors hopeful

// 2013年9月1日
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Aluminum Case for iphone 5 In June of this year WWDC Developers Conference , Apple marketing director Phil Schiller to Final Cut Pro X users a reassuring , he said: “Our team is developing a new version of Final Cut Pro X, will be compatible with the new Mac Pro. ” Schiller ’s remarks also allows us to guess , the new version of Final Cut Pro X will be listed along with the new Mac Pro , that is, most likely in the September 10 press conference the day of arrival .

To be sure , when the release of Final Cut Pro X ( hereinafter abbreviated as FCP X) update will not be a minor update , because a month ago Apple has released a small FCP X updates, fixes some bug.

FCP X stage problems

In 2011, Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X , the critical voices higher than the sound of praise . Some people say , FCP X is just iMovie Pro, even added some new features , can not please the Final Cut Pro users .

Professional users songwriter Lou Borella that these negative reviews for Final Cut Pro X is fatal , and may even cause the user to FCP X thoroughly disappointed . Apple has long been neglected in this field , more focus is placed on the iPhone and iOS . At the time when Apple launched FCP X on an update from the FCP has been six years old, some features have been significantly outdated .

Final Cut Pro X launched at the outset no success , so now FCP X ’s biggest challenge is how to make the old Final Cut Pro users to re- establish the confidence of this software .

Borella continued : “FCP X prematurely released and I do not want to hear Apple Final Cut Pro X is the first conference after Cook took on new products , so early in April 2011 on the release of ( library g the first conference took office in October 2011 ) . obviously FCP X is not perfect . ” this software release for three years , is still criticized constantly .

Video editor Richard Taylor said: “When FCP X has just released, does lack some of the features professionals demand , but also adds some advanced features , such as magnetic timeline of these , after several updates , FCP X has been added many functions, some of the software is the best performing non-linear . ”

After the updated FCP X gradually win some users. There have been a FCP X users told us: “Now this version is very good. Than it has just launched the first version of a lot better .” User Mike Sanders said: “If you have not tried 10.0.6 later version , I suggest you give it a try . ” Darren Valens : ” Those who say that FCP X is certainly bad people do not understand the software in the hands of an expert , this software can really show its efficiency . ”

Praise for FCP X

Taylor believes that most people seem to FCP X Poor Fair enough , taking into account the current situation in this area now . He said: ” Which is now able to develop flawless non-linear video editing software ? Did not , whether it is Avid, FCP 7, or Premiere Pro, FCP X, have their own advantages and disadvantages .”

User Mitch Quixote on Facebook FCP X discussion group , said: “I use the old version of Final Cut software, spent eight years in Final Cut Pro X launch, I spent a week and found that doubling efficiency than in the past , but I did not use the function difference . ”

User- Young Kwak replies that he agrees: ” I ​​just started using FCP X when I was a little confused about the new features , but an hour later I was able to grasp .”

Film editor , plugin developers Alex Gollner said: ” Final Cut Pro X to develop plug-ins is much simpler . Using Apple Motion 5 to develop, in the past I used FxScript need a day or two to complete plugin , now with a few hours to get the Motion . ”

Taylor added: “No matter how bad the outside of FCP X assessment, can not change the fact that many professionals are inseparable from the daily work of this software . Film editor , television producer , post- production studios , journalists, photographer so . “Taylor analysis , FCP X has also led to the emergence of the industry ’s competitiveness. It appears before the industry can compete with Final Cut Pro 7 software only Avid. But now not only Final Cut Pro 7 with its own Final Cut Pro X competition , competing with veteran Avid , Premiere Pro also led to participate in the competition . “But Avid has become behind.

Professionals on the Final Cut Pro X 10.1 expectations

1 Multi-user editing

The most common expectation is to Final Cut Pro X allows collaboration to be more easier. User Gareth Crook said he FCP X 10.1 first wish is hoping the project stored in the server , other editors can share the project.

Gollner also hope that FCP X 10.1 can promote collaboration. He believes that this is what Apple shows as ” multi-user editing ,” the best opportunities. The software is currently only allows an editor , a sound designer , director or a movie subtitle editor to make changes simultaneously . Movie clip is the essence of collaboration. The best feature is to allow many editors at the same time making the same film clip.

Multi-user editing user interface needs to make adjustments . The user interface is Apple’s specialty. Apple than other similar software developers more adept at solving this problem. Of course, there is the user interface is not enough light , but also maintain the unity of the technology to make collaboration job .

(2) Better media management

FCP X now one complaint is that project management is not good enough . An editor , said: “Run FCP X will simultaneously open all the items together , it will eat memory, the speed will slow down software to open .” Facebook discussion groups echoed this problem many people , Jim Wheelock said: ” I hate to load all projects I want to load the items I want to clip , the other is not necessary to open . ”

Another point complaint is FCP X ’s auto-save feature . “Because all operations are always preserved and can not be restored to an earlier time before the operation. Example , if you want to restore the state of the morning , the only way is to Command + Z key .” Maybe Apple will establish a similar Time Machine preservation mechanism ?

There users complain FCP X can not be saved long project .

FCP X requires a fool -level management system for easy archiving and mobile projects and events. Every event and projects each entry contains a custom title , effects, synthetic fragment and all media, archive or move accurately described . Archived items in the open , do not occur again missing icons or other unexpected .

It was suggested that , FCP X can use a single folder management projects and events, but not now with two folders ; single file can be imported into keywords favorites ; can choose the path of placing media and rendering ; and a key to archived items or events. “It must first copy the folder , and then delete all the rendering and thumbnail files , it is troublesome .”

3.Final Cut Pro X Timeline

Some people want ” a scrollable timeline .” This is the other professional video editing software, and even iMovie for iPad have features. It was also hoped Windows also brought timeline. Other people want , the timeline can be maintained at the middle position . In the Event Browser , select ” show clip in the timeline .”

4 new clip mode

From the 1980s began to use animation software trajectory clips way , continues to this day clip software. I hope FCP X 10.1 breakthrough in this regard . While change can not say in what way , Apple always have a way with unprecedented rendered already existing technologies.

5 Enhanced XML

Final Cut Pro is a pity that there is no one “feature complete ” XML. XML evolved into a format that can be saved in Final Cut projects in almost every detail. Third-party software can import Final Cut Pro XML files, making many useful modifications , automated complex modifications generated directly in Final Cut open files.

Then , Final Cut Pro X ’s XML also not perfect . While it can be applied to save the fragment of effects and transitions , but can not save the parameters and the title font , or keyframe animation parameters . When Final Cut XML import into another , these parameters will be lost. Perhaps Apple imperfect function in this regard is to avoid competitors develop a program that can be imported into Final Cut project third-party software editing, editors so no need to use Apple computer.

6 better integration Motion

7 more professional audio editing

Some editors hope , FCP X audio clips can be more precise and refined.

8 ecosystem around FCP X

It was also made an interesting idea . Although the use of the FCP are all professionals , user groups as large iPhone users , but Apple can create a similar kind of Mac App Store ecosystem , allowing professional users faster access to related services, such as from a software you can enter this ecosystem , and then directly buy Final Cut Pro X, Motion, Logic Pro X or Aperture , etc., can also obtain third-party tools and services, such as plug-in color calibration tool , editing tutorials. Developers can in this ecosystem to promote their own software, but Apple is also capable of deriving 30% of the share.

Final Cut Pro X with Mac Pro influence each other , and if a major update FCP X 10.1 can get more users , the new Mac Pro can also sell more . Perhaps FCP X 10.1 will add some only support the new Mac Pro features, but these did not lead to professional users who abandon the new FCP X, it will be updated Mac Pro.

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