The new way of doing things.
And from my dabblings with FCP 7 an update or radical rethink to this cranky piece of OS 9 inspired software was sorely needed
So like the rest of the Apple community I waited with baited breath.
Within moments of launch there was a blizzard of negative comments
'I'm off to Avid' 'The Pro community has been deserted' 'It should be called iMovie pro' and 'This is the worst software lauch ever'
Now I have not been anywhere near it yet, it does not yet support the files from my Canon XF305.
Maybe I should throw another negative comment on the fire?
At the moment FCP X does not have a full feature set.
XML support is missing, it cannot read FCP 7 projects, it does not support tape, RED and multi camera's.
So quite a lot not there.
Oh yes, the 'Y' word
This launch has annoyed some big industry names.
Apple could have done themselves a big favour by not having the main import icon as 'import imovie event' red rag to all the pro bulls out there
But I think in time all of these missing features will be added or fixed.
And in the meantime you CAN still use FCP 7, FCP X does not overwrite it.
Perhaps I should keep my mouth shut as I don't have tons of old FCP 7 projects hanging around?
After all I have never even used it as I say.
All I'm saying is a more measured response might be in order, and perhaps get used to this app little by little to get accustomed to it, while continuing to use FCP 7 as our workhorse.
I will leave you with a couple of thoughts
Perhaps wait until FCP X carries the features you need before you buy it
Check out the blog of Larry Jordan, a fair assessment me thinks.
I have working pro friends in the USA and France who are using FCP X already and have lots of good things to say about it.