Apple intros FCP X
By Chip Eberhart
April 14, 2011

Apple intros FCP X

LAS VEGAS — Apple previewed the newest version of their professional editing program, Final Cut Pro X, at the Final Cut Pro user group SuperMeet in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 12th.

Slated for release in June, 2011, Apple drops the price from $999 to $299, and will be available on Apples App Store.

The new application, now a 64-bit application, has a completely redesigned interface that cuts it down from four major windows to only three. The viewer and browser are now one, saving screen real-estate for the canvas. The timeline also gets a fresh look with more intuitive controls for slipping, sliding, rolling, and rippling edits. With the new timeline, the editor can see the new in and out frames in the timeline to adjust them quicker and more precisely. Other major enhancements include face detection, shot detection, and audio cleanup on ingest.

Watch for an in-depth review coming soon.