I'm not sure how I feel about "Complete redesign of the user interface". Every time Apple's done that recently to other software it's gotten stupider. More "consumer friendly".
We'll see how it goes, though.
I remember when Shake got a big rewrite and new interface from Apple. /s
Heres hoping that they've added enough features and improvements to warrant a new version. 7 was a bit of a disappointment
I would be very happy to see a LOT of Motion integrated into FCP, but keep Motion as a stand alone application. Just give me a 3D camera in FCP and 64bit with better GPU optimization and I'll be a happy camper. Wait Cinema Tools integration is also a MUST. Multi-Room Color grading would be nice also. You know what... just take Smoke for Mac, give it a more "Apple" UI and sell it for $1500. :-)
I've been doing a lot of complex comps in Motion and I'm falling in love with this little compositor. It certainly isn't NUKE, but for quick comps and fluid motion graphics it shines. I hope it will stay as a stand alone app.
SoundTrack Pro (32bit) is next to useless with large arrangements and large multi-track projects synced to picture. I was trying to mix to picture a feature project (200 min) and it literally took 5 minutes to open the project, a single cpu core chugging along. I love the ADR multi-take options but they could be much improved.
I have to admit, if Color is fully integrated into FCP and Color the App disappears, I would not miss it at all...
My .02 cents...
With you 100% Mathieu, Logic has reached an awesome plateau under Apple. Lets hope they still have some of that magic dust for FCP.
I'm totally in line. "New interface" scares me a little bit as a guy who doesn't want to learn a new interface. However, Logic was redesigned very nicely. Definitely a make or break moment for Final Cut though. If it is too alien or doesn't win over early adopters, I could see Premiere finally having a shot. But, I actually have faith. They've worked on it a long time and don't seem in a rush to get it out until it's ready.
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