Unpopular Opinion, but actually i would like it if the Desktop Version goes Subscription Based. It is really nice, that Final Cut is so cheap, but subscription would mean regular serious updates. I love Final Cut, but Apple really doesnt put much dedication in it anymore.
I think this shows that Apple is not going to kill FCP. Sure, no updates in a long time, but this is what they were working on. Again, FCP is built to be a professional editor for single-users who want to use plug-ins to build it to be what they need it to be; unlike the other editors that have everything and the kitchen sink thrown in. (There's no judgement either way towards FCP or the other editors in that statement).
I think what will be interesting is to see how post-production changes in the future, specifically in terms of story-telling. If an editor can sit in on the day of production and every time a "keeper" take is noted they immediately put it into the timeline, then what happens to the happy accidents? We all know that sometimes, those bad takes or just OK takes can sometimes change the scene for the better. However, if the producer sees the edit put together before we've had a chance to sit with the footage and digest it, that could have a dramatic effect on the end product. The process could become so mechanical that it becomes... I can't help myself... a clockwork orange; seemingly organic, but actually devoid of any natural qualities.
Then again, for low-budget advertisements, or pick-up shoots, this could be a game changer allowing for more time to tweak and improve content that might be under time and budgetary restraints.
Also, the FCP iPad leaker just got found and his sister got fired:
Last week, Analyst941 posted on Twitter that Apple was
on bringing Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro to the iPad for the first time. The rumor claimed that Final Cut Pro was scheduled for a release on iPad in 2024, followed by Logic Pro in 2025.Just days later, however, Apple officially announced Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad via a press release. The apps will launch a full year before Analyst941’s rumored timeline – May 23. This shed interesting light on Analyst941’s credibility, and now, the source says that this was part of a “multi-step” sting operation through which Apple identified their source.
People need to be more careful when they leak stuff. The brother shouldn't have posted it. That's too easy to trace. People just get too excited to post "inside info" that they make very little effort to cover their tracks. Also they should know that if they get oddly specific info, it's likely that it's being used to identify the source.
I can edit on the go with a $5G MacBook Pro, why would I want to use an iPad? I am not the target market, so this matters little to me. iPhone and iPads are where the money is for Apple hardware, so no surprise here. I can hear Apple PR: "Put your money down, every month. You can be the next Steven Spielberg with just and iPhone and an iPad."
This could be a nice way for VERY fast news-workflows if you film with the Ipad and send your movie from location. BUT at least in Europe it would require to be able to record 50p with the stock camera app. apps like filmic have way too many flaws like no facetracking AF, latency when using stabilizer etc.. Cloud space subscription is still fair: 50gb for one euro is enough if using HEVC.
I agree, great write up. Like you basically say, all any of us can do is wait and see. All I know is that it's not for me. I don't really care about anything iJustine might have to say (she's incredibly biased).
I wouldn't be opposed to a complete rewrite of Final Cut Pro for Mac and spending $300 on it. I always suspected they'd do that eventually, surprised they haven't yet.