I seriously thought we wouldn’t see any movement on this before the NAB convention in April, but Apple still seems in the game with pushing the FCP X platform forward. In addition to the updates appearing in the Mac App Store, a whole new page has appeared on Apple’s site.
FCP X 10.0.3 now includes multicam (up to 64 angles), better chroma keying, improved media relinking, support for layered Photoshop files, XML 1.1 support, and broadcast monitoring (this one is huge for professionals).
Even more telling is that at the bottom of the page Apple links to a third party utility that ports FCP 7 projects to FCP X.
This is a pretty major step forward for Apple’s much maligned rewrite to Final Cut Pro they released last summer. Looking over the release notes, it seems that they’ve checked most items off the list of legacy features that were missed the most. Whether this dampens the criticism heaped upon FCP X by professional editors and the press remains to be seen, but I’m sure downloading now…