“We got a lot of feedback from our professional users,”
Richard Townhill, Apple’s senior director applications
marketing, told The Loop. “We listened to the pros and have
taken their top feature requests and put them in this update.”
Final Cut Pro now has Xsan support, which includes projects and
events. With Xsan support, users can access the same source media
while creating separate projects on the SAN. Of course, this means
that users can edit from any system attached to the SAN.
The new version also includes support for Rich XML import and
export. XML interchange gives users access to third-party
workflows like high-end visual effects, color grading and media
asset management. This includes products like Blackmagic
Design’s DaVinci Resolve and Square Box System’s CatDV.