This is reminiscent of when Apple released the first version of Final Cut Pro in 1999 after a failed partnership with Adobe. The generation one application was designed for creative professionals while manipulating the tools and workflow of an editor to fit inside a personal computer with no add-ons necessary. When I was learning how to cut on the Avid and the Media 100 both programs needed additional hardware and large, expensive software packages to be able to perform edits.
I was an early adopter of Apple and Final Cut Pro and remember it took a couple versions before the video production industry accepted FCP as a standard. Editing legend, Walter Murch, helped seal the deal in 2003 when he revealed that he cut the critically acclaimed Cold Mountain on Final Cut Pro.
What’s new in Version 10.0.8
• Support for Sony XAVC codec up to 4K resolution
• Option to display ProRes Log C files from ARRI ALEXA cameras with standard Rec. 709 color and contrast levels
• Resolves an issue where some third-party effects generated green frames during render
• Resolves performance issues that could occur with certain titles and effects
• Time reversed clips render in the background
• Ability to use key commands to adjust Clip Appearance settings in the timeline
• Ability to view reel number metadata located in the timecode track of video files
• Mono audio files in a surround project export with correct volume levels
• Drop zones no longer reset to the first frame of video after application restart
• Fixes a performance issue which resulted from selecting multiple ranges on a single clip
• Fixes an issue where the Play Around function did not work properly on certain clips when viewed through external video devices