By now, most people that are interested in Apple and/or video editing have heard about the ongoing criticism towards Apple's latest professional movie making software, Final Cut Pro X. Many are calling this total revamp of the Final Cut product an application that is not suited for professionals. Some have even dubbed it as a slightly jazzed up version of iMovie - "iMovie Pro." Now,
Apple has now officially responded to the criticism that's hitting its recently released video editing software Final Cut Pro X, saying,
"Final Cut Pro X is a breakthrough in nonlinear video editing. The application has impressed many pro editors, and it has also generated a lot of discussion in the pro video community. We know people have questions about the new features in Final Cut Pro X and how it compares with previous versions of Final Cut Pro. Here are the answers to the most common questions we've heard."
The cupertion has also launched a new "answers to the most common questions we've heard" web page. The website breaks the questions and answers down into these categories: importing, editing, media management, exporting, and purchasing.
Here're some Q&A:
Assigning audio tracks for export:
Not yet. An update this summer will allow you to use metadata tags to categorize your audio clips by type and export them directly from Final Cut Pro X.
On exporting to XML:
Not yet, but we know how important XML export is to our developers and our users, and we expect to add this functionality to Final Cut Pro X. We will release a set of APIs in the next few weeks so that third-party developers can access the next-generation XML in Final Cut Pro X.
On multi-cam editing:
Not yet, but it will. Multicam editing is an important and popular feature, and we will provide great multicam support in the next major release.
You can find the full questions and anwwers on the official web page here.