I'm wondering if this new UI shift will have any trickle-down effect on Apple's ProApps. Many of us were toying with the idea that the look of FCPX might have flattened with 10.1. This did not happen, but as OSX itself undergoes a major overhaul, I'd assume Apple's own apps should lead the way on application look and feel.
After twittering with Philip Hodgetts, he says ProApps uses it's own interface Framework (Lunakit), so in the short term OSX changes won't affect ProApps look and feel. It may filter down eventually, but not to the extent it will hold up any short-term updates.
If that's in the works, then perhaps we wouldn't see the next feature update until October.
That would make me very happy. A serious performance and bug fix update is what is needed most right now. And based on this solid and stable foundation we could have a major feature update later this year. That's absolutely the way to go.
We wish! Perhaps, we'll have to wait for the announcement from WWDC.
I can't see WWDC holding any sway for FCPX development this year. With the MacPro now released, I don't see any hardware announcements charting FCPX development, and no OS announcements made there will be released until the Fall.
I think it's a crap shoot which week we might see the update. The last couple weeks have seen Apple doing a spade of software-related stuff towards the end of the day Pacific time, so that's when I keep a sideways glance at the appStore icon.
On a more speculative note- here's something I'd really like to see. I'm going to mock it up into a blog post and then submit a enhancement report to Apple.
With the connected methodology of clips in the timeline, I would like to see some connected behaviours as options.
For example, lets say you have a video clip in the primary storyline, and a connected clip as a title overlay which ends exactly at the end of the shot.
First off, I think it would be great to be able to select more than one clip in the timeline and be able to trim them all (Option + [ or ]). But that's only good for shortening shots.
What would be great is to be able to select 2 or more stacked clips in the timeline and using a contextual drop-down menu, be able to select "Match all", "Match in", or "Match out"
Essentially what this would mean is that if you grab the trim tool and start changing the duration of your primary storyline clip, any other "Matched" clips would mirror those changes without having to select them.
So if you +1:00 to the primary storyline clip, your title also automatically adds 1:00. Same thing if you trim the clip. And the three options of matching allow you to match "in" edit changes, "out" edit changes, or both.