Video editors concerned about the future of Apple’s Final Cut Pro application can breath a little sigh of relief now. According to TechCrunch, not only is Apple still committed to updating the venerable video editing suite, but its next release will be a major upgrade. According to its sources, a small group of professional video editors was invited to Apple campus recently to check out the new version of Final Cut Pro and give their feedback.
“Dramatic and ambitious,” is how one tester described it. Another reported that the new release covers everything from a redesigned UI to under the hood structural changes. Sources described the new version as “the biggest overhaul to Final Cut Pro since the original version was created 10 years ago.”
Many editors have been concerned as of late with the future of Final Cut Pro, amidst rumors that Apple was ceasing development of the pro application and instead focusing on the consumer space. Others feared that Final Cut Pro would be “dumbed down” after Randy Ubillos, who redesigned the iMovie interface, was promoted to head the Pro Apps team. It has been over a year since the last update to Final Cut Pro, and Apple has been silent about its future plans, other than a few short responses from Steve Jobs over email, namely “stay tuned and buckle up” and “next release will be awesome.”
It looks like many can put their fears to rest, as the next version of Final Cut Pro is expected to be released in Spring 2011, possibly to coincide with the NAB conference.
Article Via TUAW