The June 2011 release of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X set off a firestorm that reverberated across the globe—at least in video circles. The hotly anticipated new version of Apple’s flagship video software was unexpectedly accompanied by the immediate removal of the previous version—Final Cut Pro 7—along with the company’s Final Cut Server and Final Cut Express apps, from retail distribution. That alone had longtime users jumping ship from the only nonlinear video editor many of them had ever used.
But will it make the pros happy? Or has that ship sailed by now? From what I hear on my only source for things from Digital Video and Convergence FPX is great if you’re working on your own, but no good as soon as you have to deal with anyone else in the workflow chain.