Apple’s Final Cut Pro has long been considered one of the premier video-editing applications for the professional market. Unfortunately, things went a bit sour when Apple released the latest version — Final Cut Pro X — which was seen as an insult to the entire professional video-producing community. Many felt that this update dumbed down the software to a point where it more closely resembled iMovie than Final Cut Pro 9, which isn’t too far off the mark considering the number of features that were removed.
Luckily, Apple has done a great deal thus far to appease the professional crowd, and it seems that this is only the beginning. According to recent reports, video consultant Larry Jordan recently had a chance to sit down with Apple and discuss the company’s future plans for Final Cut Pro X. Details are just a bit slim, but what we do know is that at some point this year the software will be updated with multi-channel audio-editing tools, dual-viewers, and support for MXF plug-ins and the RED camera.
As of now this is all we know to officially be coming in 2012, but that’s not to say that this is all we’ll get. With the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show — which is where Apple debuted Final Cut Pro X last year — well underway, and scheduled to run through the 19th of April, we could very well be hearing more quite soon. Stay tuned.