Apple just released Final Cut Pro X, its latest version of professional video editing app on Mac App Store for $299.99. Apple also released together the companion apps Motion 5 and Compressor 4 for $49.99 each.
“Final Cut Pro X is the biggest advance in Pro video editing since the original Final Cut Pro,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide product marketing. “We have shown it to many of the world’s best Pro editors, and their jaws have dropped.”
Final Cut Pro X is touted as “revolutionary new version”, built on modern 64-bit architecture, includes numerous new features such as Magnetic Timeline, Clip Connections and Auditions.
One attractive ‘feature’ for this release is the price point. At just under $400 for the 3 apps, Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 should prove to be attractive to prosumers looking for advanced editor than what iMovie could provide.
Updated: With this release of individual apps, Apple has ends the suite software Final Cut Express, Final Cut Server and Final Cut Studio. Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5 and Compressor 4 will be available exclusively on Mac App Store. There is no news on what will happen to the other apps in Final Cut suite which include Soundtrack Pro, Color and DVD Studio Pro.