428 days between 10.0.6 and 10.1 is long and, if what was posted about FCPX 10.1.2 it may not be a feature update.
With 3 maintenance updates in a row between 10.0.6 and 10.1, that's certainly possible. But not where I'm putting my money.
Of course I hope you're right. I think FCPX needs it to create some buzz. Some of the FCPX forums I visit have been fairly quiet these days. That's good that the ranting has died down but not good that there's nothing exciting to talk about.
Resolve having gone from 10 to 10.1 to 11 in about 240 days.
FCPX 10.0.3-6 in 266 days and 10.0.6 to 10.1 in 428 days.
Let's not forget that Resolve 11 isn't out yet, and if things play out like they did last year with Resolve 10, it won't be for several months. Resolve 10 was announced at NAB in April and didn't ship until November 7th.
I think tomorrow might be a good bet. Since I don't see anything hardware-wise that could be tied to a WWDC-related release; I think if we don't see it today, it will be two weeks from now on June 10. That would be a whopping 145 days since 10.1.1.
Only 10.1 has been that long in the pipe. Not that I think it will be that big a release.
The certification version is almost always behind actual releases. There's no way to avoid that.
I don't think there were separate certification courses for 10.0.1, 10.0.3, 10.0.6, were there?
I don't think we're looking at anything earth-shattering here. Enhancements to existing features most likely. Not sure if we'll see any movement on the big 3 this time out- Audio, Colour Correction, Timeline Organization (my personal white whale), and I think we're a ways off from any movement on Collaborative Workflow stuff- though we should be keeping our ears open next week for any iCloud syncing announcements. That will surely be relevant.
One thing I keep wondering is the whole 10.1 release. When iMovie 10 was released it was clear by some sleuthing that iMovie 10 was really a stripped down FCPX 10.1. It had the Library model, projects, join clips, and a super speedy browser. But in addition it had a new timeline and UI. I fully expected FCPX 10.1 to look like iMovie 10, but found that only part of it made it over. The new browser was there, library model, join clips, etc. but no new UI, and no new timeline.
I thought maybe the timeline was planned but just didn't make the December release date, but if you look at Ripple Training's videos that came out the day of the 10.1 release, they were recorded in September and October, therefore 10.1 was already set in stone, well at least enough in stone to have the Ripple guys do a training on how to update. (Unless Steve and Mark set their clocks back just to hide the evidence.)
What does all this mean? Well, just that I have the idea that big changes are o coming, just don't know when. Audio bussing and timeline organization is a must implement feature in my book, but it would seem rather odd for them to come with a 10.1.2 update. Who knows maybe they will skip 10.1.2, and we will see 10.2 sooner than later
I also have a strong feeling that 10.2 will come instead of 10.1.2 ...Actually the version doesn't really matter, what is important is the features that can enable user to select track base editing or magnetic timeline, audio mixer, adjustable user interface, stability and better scope & colour correction implementation & many more. How I wish if they can offer something like Davinci Resolve 11 editing interface while maintaining the magnetic timeline as 'option' then it will be easier learning curve interfacing with Davinci Resolve.
Magnetic timeline for fast offline edit or those new video market share that apple is targeting.
Track base timeline for existing track base NLE user.
If they can consider all these then it will definitely boost the apple pro apps and hardware sales for new video market & High End ( niche ) film & video market.
I also have a strong feeling that 10.2 will come instead of 10.1.2 ...Actually the version doesn't really matter, what is important is the features that can enable user to select track base editing or magnetic timeline, audio mixer, adjustable user interface, stability and better scope & colour correction implementation & many more.
I can´t see tracks coming back... It takes a little getting used to the magnetic timeline, but once you got the hang of it, you don´t want to go back to tracks. on the other hand: better timeline organization is badly needed and Marcus nailed it with his blogpost about roles: