Very curious if Apple themselves are gonna be there. Can't wait to see the new updates. I hope it's going to be rather big, and maybe change some people's perspectives on FCP X.
And very curious if R3D support is going to be in there, and if so, how it will be implemented.
"Get an update from Apple..." Yes, it is Apple themselves.
Apple has posted on the FCP web site the following since the 10.0.4 update: "New Features Coming Later This Year: Multichannel audio editing tools, Dual viewers, MXF plug-in support, RED camera support" Not sure when anything will be coming, but they've been swift about things so far. Whatever doesn't come in next week's expected update, I'm sure they'll talk about.
Micheal Horton told me that they're not allowed to video the Apple presentation, but will video Steve Martin's presentation.
There won't be any single huge update. Apple has been pumping out as much as they can every three months. We're do this month for another one. 10.0.5 doesn't count, it wasn't an "FCP" update, it was an "Apple product family" update for retina display. They can only write code and debug is so fast, software coding is a slow process. FCP X is the fastest growing, most often updated NLE already.
I'm hoping, and been asking around, if anyone is going to attend, can they do a live blog post or anything during the presentation. I'll do what I can to assist anyone who will.
Assuming you and I are correct Ben, and 10.0.6 drops in the next week or two, Apple's presentation will be more interesting for what they say rather than what they show; since the update will have already been released by that point.
Steve Martin has in the past received beta builds of FCP updates. So who knows, maybe we'll even see him demoing some as-yet unreleased collaborative editing features.
I'd never imagine Steve would, especially after how his training vids leaked before the lunch last year. I meant he might be demoing collaborative features we might see in 10.0.6, which would be released before the 27th.
I meant he might be demoing collaborative features we might see in 10.0.6, which would be released before the 27th.
Ah, yeah, right, that would be cool. At this point, he's got a MacBreak Studio podcast on this subject, and as he usually does, repeats that for LAFCPUG but with more detail or some new twist. A new collaboration function would be nice, though. I mean, FCP X does run on top of the old Final Cut Server engine, after all. A super babyfied version of it, but the potential is there.
I don't Tweet, but if someone did that, I'd have to get an account. Or if someone could take notes and post here after the presentation, that would be cool.
Reading the tea leaves, Larry Jordan has already worked with and developed training for the new update of FCPX.
From his webinars page:
JUNE 27: SNEEK PEAK: NEW SOFTWARE
Shhh…. we can’t talk about this yet. The software hasn’t been announced. BUT, when it is, you’ll learn about it here, first. (And, you can be among the first to learn how it works….)
At least, I'm am assuming it's the FCPX update, since it is the launch date.
Apple maintains a direct line of contact with a few trusted industry thought leaders (or shills, depending on your perspective). So even if we can't attend the event in person, we can check out Larry's webinar.
I'm not sure I'd think about the LAFCPUG appearance as a "launch" event. It's a great opportunity for Apple to update a lot of movers and shakers in one of the most prominent user groups- many of whom are probably still on the fence (or negative) about FCPX. Apple demoing newly released features sends the right message on 2 fronts. New pro features and "we're here to speak directly to you" (and hopefully listen too!).
The more clinical side of me must also point out that FCPX updates have almost exclusively been launched on Tuesdays.
On the hardware side, I'd agree with you Ben- Apple has thrown the Tuesday tradition out the window.
But as far as FCPX is concerned, they've been remarkably consistent.
10.0.0 - Tuesday June 21st
10.0.1 - Tuesday September 20th
10.0.2 - Wednesday November 16th (this is the oddity)
10.0.3 - Tuesday January 31st
10.0.4 - Tuesday April 10th
10.0.5 - Monday June 11 (tied to Retina MacBook Pro launch)
I'd call that less than random. All things being equal FCPX updates happen on a Tuesday.
As to the fairness issue. Could they really release the update to all ACT and not expect features to leak out? Apple has their list of people people who they've developed relationships with, who they trust with this advanced info for whatever reason. Is it fair? Probably not. But is it fair to call them "Pets"?