New Final Cut Pro X will accompany Mac Pro in the fall

arstechnica by Lee Hutchinson

Mac Pro tailor-made to chew through 4K video—now we just need the app for that.

9to5Mac has a brief news blurb up discussing a comment by Apple's Phil Schiller during yesterday's Mac Pro unveiling that might have become a bit lost in all the new cylinder-shaped noise:

The Final Cut Pro team is hard at work on a version of Final Cut Pro X that will support all the performance and graphic capabilities of this machine.

We know that the Mac Pro can have a pair of fast ATI GPUs (at least, fast for now) and that it has no shortage of Thunderbolt ports. It also has some very quick—but so far not very well-explained—PCIe-based solid state internal storage. The recent Thunderbolt spec bump gave Thunderbolt 2 the bandwidth to drive a 3840×2160-pixel display—that's the resolution on a "4K" display—and Schiller mentioned several times that the new Mac Pro could handle multiple 4K displays.

While a new version of Final Cut coming out is inevitable based on Schiller's comments, that it will be focused around 4K editing and production workflows is now also inevitable given the hardware that Apple will be releasing. read more...

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