Apple will release a major update to Final Cut Pro X, as well as a demo version that new customers can download and try out today. This update address the top user requests, according to Apple's senior director applications marketing, Richard Townhill.
In an interview with The Loop's Jim Dalrymple, Townhill noted that Apple has listened to requests from the application's professional users. "We listened to the pros and have taken their top feature requests and put them in this update."
New features include Xsan support, which will allow users to share files on the SAN across projects. Additionally, Rich XML import and export will bring third-party workflows into your project.
There's more, of course, including a new, 30-day free trial demo that will let users try before they buy. That's important as Final Cut Pro X customers depend on certain functionality and compatibility. An update that unexpectedly breaks a workflow is a real problem.
You'll remember that not all customers were happy with the release of Final Cut Pro X. Again, Richard Townhill says that Apple is listening. "We have very vocal customers and they told us what they think was missing. What we're doing today is answering those concerns."
Note that Final Cut Pro X requires a Mac with OS X 10.6.8 or later, an Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better, 2GB of RAM (4GB of RAM recommended), and an OpenCL-capable graphics card or Intel HD Graphics 3000 or later. You'll find full system requirements here.