Final Cut Pro X Adding RED Support this Year

Just as the annual National Association of Broadcasters conference started ramping up in Las Vegas, Apple previewed some planned updates for its professional video editing application Final Cut Pro X. Support for RED cameras, along with multi-channel audio editing tools, will find their way into Final Cut Pro X this year, as will MXF and dual viewer support.

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Apple shared the details with video trainer and consultant Larry Jordan, who said he’s glad to know the updates are on the way, and that the company is actively working to improve Final Cut Pro X.

“It was an interesting meeting,” Mr. Jordan said on his blog. “Apple clearly wants it known that FCP X should be considered a professional application, that development is on-going, and that they are listening to comments from users.”

He added that Apple left him thinking that another application may be in the works for the Final Cut family, although he didn’t know what that might be.

Apple introduced Final Cut Pro X during NAB last year, although the company doesn’t have an official presence at the event. While Apple may not participate in trade shows anymore, the company still takes advantage of the conferences to get its message out, and it looks like the current message is that the features video editors want are coming to Final Cut Pro X.