Apple has bumped Final Cut Pro X to version 10.0.1, and for the first time there are signs that Apple is serious about supporting the pro community.

The addition of XML import and export was probably planned from the start, but is welcome nonetheless.  Third party software developers now have a way to get media and edited sequences into and out of FCP X.  I haven’t tried importing an XML sequence from an earlier version of Final Cut, but I’m sure I’m not the first one to think of trying it.  XML exchange between FCP 7 and Premiere Pro 5.5 is a bit of a mixed bag, and I’m guessing that will be the case here as well.  This also opens the door to creating old school EDLs if a third party steps up to support it.

Apple is also touting Xsan support, officially allowing FCP X to store and share media and project assets on shared networked storage.  I’m a daily user of Xsan and I can say that without it there’s no way I could ever move to X.

Multicam is slated to come online in early 2012.

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