"conversational" not the right word. Maybe... "informative"?
At this point I have no clue what to expect. The 10.0.5 maintenance/retina update threw the timetables I had for FCPX updates out of whack.
Apple has shown "some" inclination to being more engaged/informative, even if it's through specific people. I think this will need to continue as long as they're on the development path of reintegrating legacy features. Truth is, they're not giving away much if they say they're working on Multi-cam or native RED support.
Re: Apple To Speak At LAFCPUG On June 27
27 Jun 2012 14:55 #10399
My gut is telling me this is the big 10.1 announcement tonight. The first half will be like a typical Apple event, like a state of the industry and FCPX's involvement with stats and figures. 2nd half is about the new features and enhancements, and releasing as early as tomorrow, probably want to release before Mountain lion, but wouldn't be surprised at a september release.
If I'm wrong and they do just re-hash the features that were released 6 months ago, I think they would be doing a huge dis-service to the remaining pros that didn't jump ship the last year. And as a "pro" that has stuck with them and I really like Fcpx, I would really have to question Apple's commitment to the "pros".
The fact that they aren't filming it makes me uncomfortable. No love for the east coast! As least with last year's NAB we were able to see a few bootleg videos.
Apple never allows recoding of their events unless its by themselves. That's not new, and not disturbing.
I'm expecting, and it's in line with Apple's tradition:
1- Just talk about statistics, their commitment, and gain some trust verbally that way.
2- Show us what is already announced as coming features on the web site, demo them.
3- Make huge promises about commitment and such for the future.
When Mr. Horton (founder of LAFCPUG) says don't expect much, I don't expect much. He's been around a long time and knows Apple pretty well. What ever they've said so far, they've said to him. Not holding my breath.
Well, even if they only demo the features they've already pre-announced on the website, I think that will be enough.
Dual Viewers and Multi-track audio mixing are two fairly far-reaching integrations (not to mention RED support), so I wouldn't consider a presentation that demos those 2 elements to be a disappointment.