Conan O'Brien Mocks Final Cut Pro X

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Conan O'Brien mocked Apple's latest release of Final Cut Pro during his show last night. Final Cut Pro X has been receiving a significant number of negative reviews due to a loss of features as compared to Final Cut Pro 7.

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d0minick Avatar
125 months ago
This was funny. And on target.

I think Apple should have included legacy support. At least for a incremental version or two.

Eventually all will upgrade, but $$ makes stuff a big deal.


And i do believe Apple will release support patches. So all will be calmed.

But LOL at Apple for not thinking of that, or at least making users aware before hand in a obvious way.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nickmilitello Avatar
125 months ago


The backlash is acceptable but anyone who thought the software would be pro-ready from the very beginning, is not a pro after all.


You have got to be kidding... I think everyone thought it was going to pro ready from the beginning. The name of the software is final cut PRO!!! It is used mainly by professionals. Sure they are a few out there who have it and use it on occasion. However, this is not an iPad or iPod. This is something that people make their living off of.

The professionals Im sure were well aware that everything was not going to implemented on version 1. Totally get that. If you were expecting this perfect product, they are not a pro. However, we expect and we demand that the even in the first version of "pro" software, there are some pro features.

Look around, there is no one single pro feature in FCP X. Im defining pro features by features that lets us work in real environments. Sound, score, color. This isnt just about the big film guys, its about everyone who needs features to let them finish there product.

Apple has pissed on all the features that made FCP 7 great and great to work with in an environment with more than one person. I know so few editors that work in a complete bubble.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ckelley Avatar
125 months ago

I don't use Final Cut Pro


Then please, don't comment on it.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spillproof Avatar
125 months ago
I laughed. And that is all that matters. Good day to you.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iBug2 Avatar
125 months ago

I can see why there is a backlash among industry experts and other pro users of the software.

Isn't this the same thing Apple did with OS 9 -> OS X.

I wasn't using those operating systems then but listening to a lot of people, I've come to know that this is a very good analogy to the present state transition of FCP software.

The whole thing is absolutely new as Apple believed that they couldn't implement all the upcoming new features in the previous release.
Features will come obviously but they are going to take time.

But Apple believes that they needed a fresh start for this software to head for a good future.
The backlash is acceptable but anyone who thought the software would be pro-ready from the very beginning, is not a pro after all.
There's obviously a learning curve to new software and as I see it people knew about it. So by the time, you wait to learn the software and adjust to it, Apple is going to push some strong updates to make this worthy for the future.

I can see people being pissed about it. But I think, consumers have lost patience; they always want a perfect product for perfect price. Sad but true.


All true but it doesn't explain why Apple had to discontinue FCP 7 and Server right away. Why not keep selling and supporting them until this new software becomes more mature
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
milo Avatar
125 months ago
Funny sketch.

Some editors I suspect are complaining just because they don't want to change...


Can we let the whole ridiculous "Fear Of Change" straw man argument die?

It's not fear of change, it's the inability to open old sessions and MISSING FEATURES THAT ARE CRUCIAL FOR MANY USERS.

I'm not sure if that's a hard thing for some people who are clueless about video editing to grasp or if the apologists are just ignoring that fact.


Wow, that makes ABSOLUTELY no sense! Huh?? They're two entirely different beasts. If FCX blew your socks off, you shouldn't need the discontinued FCS. But you liked something so much you went out and bought something else?


Or maybe you're just completely oblivious to sarcasm.


In an ideal world all video would be digital...


I assume you mean in an ideal world all video would be tapeless. High end video has been digial for a good twenty years or more. FCX struggles with tape whether it's digital or not. And even being tapeless would only help a little bit, the missing features go way beyond that.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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