Thursday, June 23, 2011

Final Cut Pro X: WHAT THE F**K?!!!

The new Final Cut Pro X was released on Tuesday and I am absolutely and completely APPALLED at what they've done with my beloved software! This is a purely technical post for editors out there who love and have mastered what has become one of the go-to tools in the industry.

So many functions about this complete overhaul of the software package are just flat-out wrong! The main gripe: you can't open a project from a previous version!! Talk about a major misstep! That was always a given even if you couldn't do it in reverse (newer version back). A number of angry editors and post professionals online are fuming about how this really just comes across like an upgrade to the very basic iMovie, which comes bundled with every OS upgrade, as opposed to the next giant leap of a professional application. INSANE!!!

One of the editors here at Happy Hour downloaded it the day it came out and after only a few hours has decided to return the software for a full refund. He claimed it was beyond comprehension that Apple would toss SO MUCH from previous versions to be replaced by this complete change-of-game! Said he was going to bring it in tomorrow so the rest of us can play around for a bit and see for ourselves.

I am truly amazed! Click on the image to be taken to one of a number of articles that have popped up in the last two days about the atrociousness they encountered. And to think I was closing in on upgrading my Final Cut Studio package to the next level sometime this fall. Oh and BTW, as of June 21 (the same day this new software was released) Apple discontinued all previous versions. Seriously?!! C'MON!!

This is so radical that I wonder how Apple will contend with the backlash. Being that I've always been a complete Mac whore, I hope something constructive is done quickly!


At June 23, 2011 at 4:05 PM, Anonymous Allen said...

Seriously!! What the hell are they thinking?!?

At June 23, 2011 at 4:08 PM, Anonymous Allen said...

Heh heh, you said 'whore.'

At June 23, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Blogger LA Filmcutter said...

I'm like a whore and stuff.

I have no idea what could possibly be going through their minds....unless someone came in who had absolutely no connection to editors and their needs and just came up with this....thing!


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