I don't know if you notice that during the presentation, the performance of the M2 Mac Studio and Mac Pro were showcased in multiple applications, including Resolve but not FCP.
It's sad but it's the same behavior they show with Aperture. It seems Apple forgot about the halo effect.
With the introduction of the pathetic Mac Pro, it's even more important to have exclusive, good software for the Mac. No matter what you pay you can't get a Mac with 256GB of RAM, let alone 384GB. Why on earth will hi level professionals buy a Mac tower? Yes, to run FCP on it, but Apple does not get it, apparently.
They are thinking as they used to do back in the late 90s and it seems to me they can't ratain engeniring talent
People are leaving Apple to go to other places, and they often leave in a litigious way.
I am not being affected right now, for me the Mac Studio is a dream machine, and I love the thermals, but I am not the only user, not do I represent all the pros.
I really don't like to be negative, but buy, it getting difficult.
Because they did.
I said the ignore it during the Mac Event. They did talk about the performance of the new machines when running Davinci Resolve. The same happened during the presentation of the Macbook months ago. You can also go to the Mac pro Page and you will see a carousel of applications (you will see an Apple display). The APPs are: Davinci, Maya, Houdini, and Pro Tools. No logic and no FCP.
I hope I am wrong, or they have a change of heart, but right now I am just reporting what I see.
I was being sarcastic.
I suspect they may end up dropping FCP altogether and probably buy out Blackmagic and DaVinci Resolve. If that happens they will likely drop the free version of Resolve because they don't believe in giving anything away.
...I suspect they may end up dropping FCP altogether and probably buy out Blackmagic and DaVinci Resolve. If that happens they will likely drop the free version of Resolve because they don't believe in giving anything away.
It is extremely unlikely that will happen. Resolve is a cross-platform product written in C++ using the Qt framework. FCP is written in Objective-C using the MacOS Cocoa framework, and the iPad version may be written in Swift using UIKit or maybe a blend of UIKit and SwiftUI. I seriously doubt Apple would aquire a major product developed in a "foreign" language and framework, and encumbered with ongoing support committments to lots of non-Apple customers.
Also, Blackmagic is largely a video accessories and camera hardware company, which is not in line with Apple's interests.
The feature progress in FCP seems slow but that is not the only indicator of committment to the product or activity improving the code base. I don't have any inside information, but a programmer can roughly get an idea of the rate of change by using available tools to "diff" versions of the symbol tables shipped with successive product releases. There is a lot of stuff changing under the covers. The FCP code base does not appear to be "parked" in some unchanging state.