The ProVideoCoallition reports that Apple will unveil its highly anticipated update to Final Cut Pro at the the Final Cut Pro User Group SuperMeet, scheduled to kick off on April 12. This jives with previous rumors we’ve heard about a Final Cut Pro announcement coming sometime in early April.
The upcoming FCP is rumored to be the software’s biggest overhaul since the original with Steve Jobs himself stating via email that the revamped software will be “awesome.”
This past February, Apple invited a number of highly influential editors to check out a sneak preview of the FCP update in order to get some pro feedback. While those in attendance were subject to an NDA, it was leaked out that the new FCP will be 64 bit and will encompass changes described as “dramatic and ambitious.”
Even more intriguing was a first-hand report of the new software and the aforementioned meeting from Final Cut Pro consultant Larry Jordan who excitedly called the next iteration of FCP a “jaw dropper.”
I’ve Seen The New Version of Final Cut Pro… and it’s a jaw-dropper. Last week, Apple invited a few folks, including me, to a short meeting in Cupertino where they previewed the up-coming version of Final Cut Pro. While I am under NDA and cant talk about what I saw, I CAN tell you the meeting happened and that it showcased the new Final Cut Pro. While the invited crowd was small, it was a Whos Who of leaders in the post-production community. I felt like I was standing on the red carpet at an awards show, watching all the stars walk past.