Available soon as a free update via the Mac App Store, today’s addition of multicam editing brings back a feature that was lost in the transition from Final Cut Pro 7 to X last summer. The feature, which is critical to many professional video editors, was a key point in the industry’s backlash to the software upon its release.
Apple responded to industry criticism by updating the product quickly last year, and promising to bring multicam support by “early 2012.” Having met that goal, Apple is clearly demonstrating responsiveness to the video editing community as it steadily returns functionality to the Final Cut Pro software, which was completely rewritten last year.
Today’s update also brings enhanced XML support, providing better interoperability with third party apps and plug-ins, and a beta implementation of broadcast monitoring, with support for both Thunderbolt devices and PCIe connections.
Macworld received an advanced copy of the update and has a more extensive look at its features. As of the time of this post the update has not appeared in the Mac App Store but it is expected soon.