At least it is just as much criticised as the early version of MobileMe was, back in July 2008. Apple promised to improve MobileMe and give the users what they expected to get for their money. And it did. Apple is now already reaching out to their disappointed pro-user community and promising updates bringing what they want. Until then, users can apply for a refund.
If you want to keep your shiny new app though, and are willing to wait (or actually are able to wait) until Apple makes Final Cut Pro X usable for professionals, you can now read your way through a new Questions & Answers document, which Apple released today.
The document covers the frequently asked questions and promises improvements of the product are coming “in the next major release.”
Why can’t I import my Final Cut Pro 7 projects? Can I export to XML? Does it support Multicam editing? Can I work with OMF, AAF, and EDLs? All of us have heard these questions in the last few days, whenever we were reading about the new Final Cut Pro. The new Apple support document covers these and also explains why they don’t work just yet.
Apple also provides a solution for your problems until Final Cut Pro X offers all the features professional video editors need. If you’ve bought the new Final Cut for $299.99 on the App Store now, you could always ignore the app. “But if you’re already working with Final Cut Pro 7, you can continue to do so after installing Final Cut Pro X, and Final Cut Pro 7 will work with Mac OS X Lion.”
So, if you are affected by the Final Cut Pro X “disaster,” head over to and find answers.