We did a little a rundown on Apple’s upcoming version of Final Cut, now known as Final Cut Pro X.
– 64 bit application: FCP X can take full advantage of as much memory as you can throw at it.
– New UI: Completely redesigned, dark, and sleek user interface.
– Image Quality: Fully floating point, linear light based rendering system. Resolution independent playback system that goes from SD formats to 4K HD.
– Grand Central Dispatch: Takes advantage of all the processor cores of your machine.
– Background Ingestion: FCP X copies media in the background so you can start editing before ingestion is complete.
– Content Auto-Analysis: During ingestion, you can apply Image Stabilization, People Detection, Shot Detection, Color Balance Correction, and Audio Cleanup.
– Range-Based Keywording: FCP X has the ability to add keywords and make sub-clips.
– Smart Collections: A dynamic new way of organizing your media based on multiple criterias such camera types, shot dates, shot angles, etc.
– Event Library: Replaces the FCP Browser. Includes scrubbable clips in a large film strip view.
– Magnetic Timeline: No more collisions in the timeline as clips move out of the way to avoid each other. No hard tracks and clips come and go as needed.
– Compound Clips: Formerly known as Nesting, changes a groups of clips can now be nested in a single keystroke.
– Inline Precision Editor: An updated version of the Trim Edit window.
– New Audio Tools: Soundtrack Pro like audio fade handles with realtime waveform visual feedback.
– Auditioning: Lets you select from multiple clips, cover flow style, to preview in the timeline.
– Match Color: Automatically color correct shot per shot with a single click.
– Color Board and Secondary Color Correction: New coloring system featuring high-end features like animatable secondary color correction masks.
– Background Rendering: FCP X automatically uses every spare core available on your machine so you are always rendering in the background while editing.
– No Transcoding: FCP X works with AVCHD, GoPRO, and DSLR footage natively.
– Cheap: Available June for $299 through the App Store.