Apple released Final Cut Pro X exclusively on the Mac App Store in June, but many users criticized the application for missing features and incompatibility with Final Cut Pro 7. Earlier this month, MacRumors reported that Apple had put the previous version of its Final Cut Studio video editing suite back on sale, possibly due to the mixed feedback on the new and completely redesigned Final Cut Pro X. Today, Apple has released version 10.0.1 (don’t let the version number fool you) of Final Cut Pro X. Version 10.0.1 is a major update and brings back requested features.
The update is available for free to all Final Cut Pro X owners. New features in the latest update include media stems export, Rich XML support, and projects and events on Xsan.
Jim Darlympe of The Loop has received word from Richard Townhill, senior director of applications marketing at Apple, that the features were added after the company received feedback from its users (remember, Apple doesn’t care about its customers). “We listened to the pros and have taken their top feature requests and put them in this update,” Townhill said.
In addition, Apple has promised another update to bring multi cam editing and broadcast video output support, which is expected to launch early next year. Also, a new free trial of the software is now available on the Final Cut Pro X site, giving users the opportunity to test out the software before making a purchase.
This is what I love about Apple, when they screw up they usually fix it to most people’s satisfaction.