It was this time last year during NAB 2011 that Randy Ubillos, Apple’s chief architect of video applications, took the Supermeet stage and officially showcased Final Cut Pro X to the general public with great excitement and expectation. Fast-forward one year and a plethora of disgruntled users later, and the overall FCPX response has been anything but pleasant.
Recently, however, Apple has made it a point of contrition to work on the areas in which users have voiced their discontent, bringing features such as multi-cam editing, improved XML support, and broadcast monitoring to the table via recent updates, showing their commitment to customer feedback.
While the Cupertino-based company doesn’t plan to have the same type of presence at this year’s NAB show and convention, they are conducting meetings with some industry figures and, in the case of video consultant and Apple-Certified digital media trainer Larry Jordan, divulging some information on future Final Cut Pro X updates as well.
According to Jordan and his brief meeting with Apple, an update, coming in the foreseeable future, will bring “Multichannel Audio Editing Tools, Dual Viewers, MXF Plug-in Support, and RED camera support” – the latter of which would grant the ability to import and edit RED footage.
When Jordan inquired more concerning the details of the aforementioned additions and an exact time frame in which such updates would become available, Apple respectfully declined to speculate. Jordan’s full report from the meet-up can be found on his blog.
Be sure to check back for more NAB 2012 information as the event officially kicks things off tomorrow April 16th, 2012.