Conan Hits Final Cut Pro X Where it Hurts, Everywhere
The backlash against Apple's new version of Final Cut Pro has been harsh to say the least in the 48 hours since FCP X's release. It stands as the most poorly rated piece of first-party software in the online Apple store, and has been pegged as "iMovie Pro" by many professionals.
Whether the ribbing is warranted or not is a long discussion tailored for another time (this video editor think it is), but when Conan O'Brien makes a parody of your software for late-night television the extent of the video editing community's backlash becomes evident.
Apple has promised updates to the software will be faster and more frequent than previous versions, but not including multi-cam support, and making previous Final Cut Pro projects compatible with the new version means editors will need to have two versions of the same editing software on their systems for the time being.
That is if they don't switch to Avid, Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas, or a number of other video editing options.
So much for being the industry standard.
Source: Team Coco