Conan O’Brien Jabs Final Cut Pro X on Late Night TV

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Final Cut Pro X’s new iMovie-like interface has been criticized on Apple’s own forums, by commenters at the Mac App Store, and now Conan O’Brien. The professional video editing app was released earlier this week along with new versions of Motion and Compressor, and apparently wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Conan’s video editing team put together a short clip to show their “support” for the update, along with examples of Final Cut Pro’s features in action. The video is available on YouTube and is worth watching regardless of whether or not you’re a Final Cut fan.

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JTHapp

*Snap*
They nailed it.

geoduck

LOL

Lee Dronick

However, Serenity Caldwell over at MacWorld has a different take on it. She too is getting slammed by some commenters, but there maybe truth to what she says.

Substance

Amazing to see a mass-media show like Conan’s spend a segment on a uber-techie product that maybe 1% of the audience knows about.  That said, they made it so that the whole 100% could laugh along with it.

Sir Stewart Wallace

Serenity Caldwell over at MacWorld has a different take on it.

Let’s see…I’ll take the word of a 20something web journalist over the opinion of seasoned pro editors for a major network…....nah

geoduck

This is one of the few Apple stories where I really don’t have a dog in the fight. I’m still only using a fraction of the power in iMovie

Lee Dronick

Let?s see?I?ll take the word of a 20something web journalist over the opinion of seasoned pro editors for a major network?....nah

Seasoned veterans dismissed the personal computer, they dismissed the Mac. Their versions of FCP are still working, they can continue on with their work flow. FCPX may eventually be better, time will tell.

@geoduck. Same here, I am using iMovie8 and QuickTime7 Pro, but had been eyeing Final Cut Express. I am in no hurry to buy FCPX, but I will probably get a copy in a few months.

Tut

The big problem for the pros is that Apple no longer wants to sell them FCP anymore. So, if they get a new project that needs more hands on deck they are stuck with the number of seats they have. 

Apple should reconsider their stance and at least offer FCP for those who really need it, until they can start using FCP X in their workflow.

iJack

The video is gone, “due to a copyright claim by Conaco Productions, LLC.”  Could Apple have had a hand it it?

geoduck

Could Apple have had a hand it it?

Apple have a hand in it? Not a chance. No way. Not in a million years

Well, maybe. rolleyes

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