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Apple on Tuesday took the wraps off a revolutionary 64-bit upgrade to Final Cut Pro, dubbed version X, which will arrive on the Mac App Store in June for just $299.

Final Cut Pro X has been rebuilt from the ground up and will include support for all processor cores through Grand Central Dispatch. In a move sure to please professional users, the new version of FCP will support high-definition 4K resolution.
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Final Cut is a truly wonderful program, I really wish Apple would release a PC version
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Always heard good things about Final Cut Pro, how does it compare to its Adobe equivalents?

@.:hybrid:. It really wouldn't be in Apple's interests IMHO to do that
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@.:hybrid:. It really wouldn't be in Apple's interests IMHO to do that
It's not like the Mac devotees are only using Macs because of Final Cut; they're not going to lose any PowerMac workstation sales be expanding their software market to Windows. And they might actually sell more software, there is no doubt some Windows people who would at least give it a good hard look.

I think the real hurdle is making it run on Windows. It wouldn't be a simple recompile, it would almost certainly require some monster foundational changes in the software. Unless massive sales would result, it's probably not worth the expense.
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Can you run this under OSX through a virtual machine along with Windows?
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It's not like the Mac devotees are only using Macs because of Final Cut; they're not going to lose any PowerMac workstation sales be expanding their software market to Windows. And they might actually sell more software, there is no doubt some Windows people who would at least give it a good hard look.

I think the real hurdle is making it run on Windows. It wouldn't be a simple recompile, it would almost certainly require some monster foundational changes in the software. Unless massive sales would result, it's probably not worth the expense.
Well they took Emagic Logic and ported it over to MacOSX. Granted Logic wasn't that mature at the time but it was still a very good program and a strong competitor to Cubase. To bad they had to crapify it by bringing it to MacOSX as an exclusive.

Windows was and still the platform for music production. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.
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Well they took Emagic Logic and ported it over to MacOSX. Granted Logic wasn't that mature at the time but it was still a very good program and a strong competitor to Cubase. To bad they had to crapify it by bringing it to MacOSX as an exclusive.

Windows was and still the platform for music production. Don't let anyone else tell you differently.
That's fine and dandy, but this is Video editing software. Final Cut is one of, if not THE best editor around. It's massive in comparison to Cubase or Logic.
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Can you run this under OSX through a virtual machine along with Windows?
no. apple are not that kind.
    
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Final cut is pretty fantastic honestly. It was why I bought a mac a few years ago. I was doing lots of video editing and could not live without it. A good PC knock off of Final cut that serves me well now is Sony Vegas studio. Its laid out the same and has the same feel. Its a very good program and I would buy that and a PC now instead of getting a mac if I was going to get back into video editing.
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no. apple are not that kind.
You can run OSX in a VMWare if you're already on a Mac. There's also osx96project versions of SL that run in VMWare on Windows, but no GPU acceleration so you lose the eye candy and it's kind of sluggish.
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