FCP 10.0.1 Adds XML In and Out, XSAN Support, and for the First Time, a Free 30-day Trial
Apple today released the first significant software update to its Final Cut Pro X editing software, which it unveiled to much controversy in late June. In a one-on-one call earlier today with Apple's Richard Townhill, senior director of applications product marketing, we learned more about the 10.0.1 update that includes critical support missing from the original release, notably for XML import and export and Xsan-based workgroup editing. The update is free to existing users and went live in the Mac App Store during our call.
Townhill stressed, first and
foremost, that Apple is committed to its core base of professional
editors. "We're making good on our promise that we're absolutely
committed to our core group of professional users," said Townhill. "The
fact that we're able to deliver these key improvements — the most
requested from our pro editors — so quickly, through the incredible
infrastructure of the Mac App Store, just goes to show that we are
committed to making this application deliver on what we promised." For
those still on the fence, Apple has also, significantly, launched a free trial
with full functionality that times out in 30 days. If you decide to buy
before the trial runs out, any project you begin there will
automatically be imported into your new version of Final Cut Pro X.