The Final Cut Pro X that was introduced last night, turns out to be an older build of the software, and the final version will offer yet more, than the complete overhaul we’re already seeing. This information comes from Larry Jordan’s (no relation) post describing said overhaul.
Here’s an excerpt:
The new Final Cut Pro is a bold move – a totally redesigned interface, 64-bit memory addressing, multi-processor support, tight integration of metadata in the project file with metadata stored in the clip not just in the project, heavy use of automation to simplify tedious tasks, and a rethinking of the entire concept of what it means to edit.
In fact, the slideshow that accompanied last night’s demo was the same one that Apple had shown at an invitation-only event last February. New improvements had been added to the build just since the February showing. Jordan also notes that Apple is being quiet about the other applications in the suite, and even though Final Cut Pro X takes some of these features from the other apps, the rest of the suite isn’t dead, but Apple is rather just remaining tight-lipped about it for the time being.
The new version of Final Cut Pro slated for a June release at $299 on the Mac App Store.