Apple has apparently decided to continue offering Final Cut Pro 7, although only for enterprise deployments. Apple representatives revealed the information during a Final Cut Pro X briefing held in London on Thursday.
News that new Final Cut Pro 7 licenses will still be available in at least in some form will come as good news to production studios that can’t or don’t want to upgrade to Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). The new version of the professional video editing application received a lackluster greeting when it was launched a few weeks ago thanks to a redesigned user interface and missing features.
Apple has since said that many of the features users have been asking for are on the way and will be delivered in a future update to the application.
Alex Gollner listed other details that came out during the London meeting on his blog such as XML import and export for FCPX is coming via a third-party option soon, EDL import and export is on the way, tape capture and playback plug-ins are in the works, XSAN support is on the way, and more.
Apple representatives said that Final Cut Pro 7 enterprise licensing options will be available in the coming weeks, but didn’t offer a specific date.