June 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM ET
Apple calls its new version of Final Cut Pro "revolutionary," but some video editors are ready to revolt themselves over what they consider a bad mashup of what was a very good program.
"Rebuilt from the ground up to meet the needs of today’s creative editors, Final Cut Pro breaks free from the restrictions of old-fashioned timeline tracks. A new, dynamic editing interface lets you experiment freely while working with extraordinary speed and precision," Apple has said of its $299 software.
To quell the concerns by those unhappy with Final Cut Pro X — including Conan O'Brien's crew — Apple has posted a FAQ page, acknowledging that "the application has impressed many pro editors, and it has also generated a lot of discussion in the pro video community. We know people have questions about the new features in Final Cut Pro X and how it compares with previous versions of Final Cut Pro. Here are the answers to the most common questions we've heard."
Let us know here if that FAQ answers your questions about the program, or whether you're ready to cut Final Cut Pro X from your life.