Apple Provides Update, Demo for Final Cut Pro Xby Andrew Cunningham on September 20, 2011 2:30 PM EST
Apple has just published update 10.0.1 for its Final Cut Pro X video editing software. It adds a number of features to the program based mostly on user feedback - many developers were upset that the initial release removed features present in the previous version, and that the software was unable to import projects created in older versions of Final Cut.
The new features include Xsan support, rich XML import and export, support for Media Stems, support for Lion's full screen mode, GPU acceleration, and more - check the Apple page for a complete list, and note at the bottom of this page that "Multicam Editing" and "Broadcast-Quality Video Monitoring" are listed as coming in 2012 with another update.
Time will tell if these new features help the polarizing software's reputation with developers who don't like it - either way, it seems clear that anyone who needs to work with older Final Cut projects or misses the functionality of Soundtrack Pro or DVD Studio Pro won't find those features added to Final Cut Pro X any time soon. However, if you are on the fence or if you'd like to see whether the new software will work for you without spending money, Apple is now offering a 30-day free trial for download from its Web site.