In with the new and out with the old.
With Final Cut Pro X hitting the Mac App Store earlier this week for a reasonable $299, Apple has decided to do away with both Final Cut Express and Final Cut Server. For a while, Final Cut Express served as a middle ground in terms of functionality between iMovie and Final Cut Pro. It was essentially Final Cut going through puberty, or as Brittney Spears saliently explained, sort of, Final Cut Express wasn’t a girl, but not yet a woman.
And now it’s no longer for sale.
Attempts to access the old product pages for both Final Cut Express and Final Cut Server now both redirect back to Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X page.
As for FCP X, the reviews are still rolling in and they’re quite mixed. Some are lamenting the inability to import FCP 7 projects while others are disappointed to see no multi-cam support. And then there are some who are dismissively calling it iMovie Pro. Still, others are enthusiastically excited about Apple’s long awaited FCP update, and though they concede there’s a lot of room for improvement, we’ve been hearing that Apple will be rolling out FCP software updates a lot more frequently than it’s done in the past.