Updates Soon (Updated)

Updates Soon (Updated)

The briefing in London is over and it's quickly getting around now that Apple is updating Final Cut Pro X very soon and it looks like most of the needs for high-end edit houses will be met.

Between Sam Johnson's tweets and Peter Wiggin's post on fcp.co and a few other sources, I can put some other details together. Here's what I got out of everything:

  • XML in/out is coming third-party (but part of FCPX)
  • EDL is coming from Apple
  • AJA is taking care of tape layback and capture
  • AJA and Blackmagic are both taking care of broadcast monitoring
  • Codec support coming from third parties (RED)
  • Multicam is coming and will be a free updated (leaked)
  • XSAN is a part of Lion and will likely add support once 10.7 is released.
  • Specific updates are coming with Lion

The timeframe for most of these updates is weeks, not months.

Let's see what next Tuesday brings.

UPDATED:

It looks like Apple is taking their sweet time with a few of their promised updates. Reading over the list again, it may only be an audio track export option, or at least a way to label tracks as various "tags" for export. Who knows if it will actually allow for the export within FCPX.

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