Reports are circulating that Apple scrapped a finished Final Cut Pro 8 and instead focused on revolutionizing the industry with Final Cut Pro X instead. Richard Harrington, founder of RHED Pixel, spilled the beans in an interview with FCP.co:
[quote]There was a Final Cut 8 and it was 64bit and it was done and they looked at it and said ‘This is not what we want to do, this is evolutionary, this is not revolutionary’ and they killed it.[/quote]
The video interview has since disappeared from the FCP.co website. In this industry, when a video suddenly goes missing like that it usually means someone wasn’t happy about the leaked information. Remember the leaked screenshots of Final Cut Pro X before it shipped? Yeah, we got legal letters asking us to remove them. Good times.
Final Cut Pro X has seen its fair share of criticisms from the industry, and from two of our writers, both of who made similar conclusions, but came to different outcomes. At this stage, most people I know who are editing video have given up on Final Cut Pro X as it currently exists. I’m sure the fact that a fully 64-bit version of Final Cut Pro 8 existed is going to annoy some people.
Via: Cult of Mac