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Heath McKnight May 27th, 2009 12:45 PM

I've been here for over 6 years and I love getting news, joining in the discussions, etc. Don't be shy!

I heard FCS 3 would debut now at WWDC 09 in June, but that was about a month ago or so, and I haven't heard anything since then. I'd love to see a FCS 3 by the fall.


Denise Wall May 29th, 2009 04:57 PM

Maybe we can finally move this to the mac thread now?
Final Cut Studio 3.0, Final Cut Server update in Apple's pipeline - AppleInsider

Mathieu Ghekiere June 1st, 2009 01:34 PM

AppleInsider | Final Cut Studio 3 to bundle major Motion, Soundtrack upgrades

Heath McKnight June 1st, 2009 01:44 PM

I saw that earlier; if true, what a disappointment for DVD Studio Pro users (which is all of us, pretty much, using FCS). No major upgrade since 2005 (4.0), only a minor bump up from 4.1 (2007). And NO Blu-ray?! Sheesh, that's not great.

FCP 7 offers real-time editing? Of course, every version does but you still have to render any filters, transitions, etc. Will we see no rendering for some FX?

If this is all true, I'm a little disappointed.


Todd Giglio June 1st, 2009 06:44 PM

If this is true, big disappointment. I guess the only advantage for upgrading is with FCS3 being 64 bit apps (hopefully) we'll finally have FCP be able to access more than 2.5 GB of ram. Boy do I hate when I have 18 GB ram sitting in the computer and FCP only can use 2.5 (not to mention the plugins I have that are RAM dependent).

Either way, without Blu-Ray support (REAL Blu-Ray support) I may have to look elsewhere. Though I have to admit that Toast does an OK job (if you don't care about menus).

THIS JUST IN!!! FCP for iphone! Now we see why there was a 2 year wait. Yeah! (just kidding...)

Again, I was kidding about FCP for iphone. :)


Heath McKnight June 1st, 2009 06:54 PM

Of course, before I ranted a bit there I should've said what I also thought: even if true, a lot of this info/rumor stuff we're reading is probably only part of what's going on. For all we know we could be seeing 64-bit apps here, little-to-no rendering times, Blu-ray support (at least we can encode in FCP 6.x/Compressor 3.x), and more.

Sorry to help fan the flames, but obviously we need to take a wait-and-see attitude to see what Apple actually does.


Denise Wall June 2nd, 2009 04:13 AM

Well, I may have heard enough. Sadly, I guess I'll stick with my old mac and FCS1. I'm sure Apple won't miss my measly 4k.

Jason Lowe June 2nd, 2009 07:10 AM


Originally Posted by Todd Giglio (Post 1152093)
Either way, without Blu-Ray support (REAL Blu-Ray support) I may have to look elsewhere. Though I have to admit that Toast does an OK job (if you don't care about menus).

Toast makes beautiful BD discs with footage from my XH A1, but it has two problems.

1) No way to define useful chapter points.

2) Sloooooooooooooooow.

I could live with slow if it had a simple window to scrub through and drop in chapter points.

I'm willing to wait another week before hitting the panic button over DVDSP updates, but I can pretty much guarantee that I won't be upgrading to FCS3 if it doesn't burn BD, even if it's nothing more than Toast level functionality.

Now the magic question is whether to get the Adobe suite for mac or bail out and start using Vegas with Windows 7.

Jose Dominguez June 2nd, 2009 02:12 PM

Final Cut Studio 3
I have FCS1 and still waiting for FCS3 to come out. Is there anyone waiting for it? May be on June 12.

Andy Mees June 2nd, 2009 10:54 PM

>Is there anyone waiting for it?

No. Only you Jose ;-)

>May be on June 12.

And then again, maybe not.


Rumors are just rumors. Those who know won't tell. Those who tell don't know. If you've waited this long then waiting some more won't hurt :-)

Andrew Kimery June 2nd, 2009 10:58 PM

We *might* get a peak at FCS 3 at the WWDC but it won't be shipping then. I doubt it will be shipping before Snow Leopard. And once it does ship give it another month or so for Apple to fix the worst of the bugs.


Max Coyne June 3rd, 2009 08:12 AM


You are not alone! I have the same set up and am waiting to update.

I await with baited breath, (well not really as I use a toothbrush on a regular basis).



Chris Estrella June 4th, 2009 02:20 PM

I'm in the middle of several projects and I've been waiting to upgrade to even FCS2 for the longest time.

I bought the FCS2 upgrade earlier this week and had to take a risk, and now I see that FCS3 may not offer Blu-Ray (which is what I wanted from FCS3 first thing)...but I'm not going to lose faith just yet. Apple has disappointed but has also continued to surprise us...so we'll see what happens at WWDC...

Robert Rogoz June 4th, 2009 09:33 PM

OK, it might help some people with AVCHD, but no BD support (hardware and software) there is hardly any point in getting the upgrade. FCS2 Compressor was a major step back imo (as far as simplicity). To be honest I'd rather buy a new version on Clipwrap2 instead of spending a wad of money on minor upgrades

Jason Lowe June 8th, 2009 08:08 AM

The WWDC keynote is today at 10:00 am pacific (1:00 eastern) so we only have a few hours to go before we can be officially disappointed :)

Macrumors compiled a list of rumors, and of course most of them revolve around that damn phone. It's supposed to do video now (shudder) so maybe we'll get iMovie for iPhone.

They also listed a little info on Snow Leopard and some possible laptop bumps, but that's about it.

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