Final Cut for the Masses?

There has been a lot of debate on the net since Apple did a sneak peek of the next generation of their pro-level non-linear editing software, Final Cut Pro X. Now, it’s in the wild and, while the debate is still ongoing, there’s one thing that’s a winner – the price.

Final Cut Pro X is $300. You can add Motion and Compressor for another $50 each. It’s a stunning price drop.

Will X fly with pro editors? Still to be determined. There’s a lot of criticism based solely on the demo done in the spring. Keep an eye out for reviews in the next few weeks as high-end editors dig deep into this totally new version.