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Apple Puts Back Launch of Final Cut Studio Until 2011

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We’ve all been desperate to get our hands on the latest release of Final Cut Studio and were expecting to do so in 2010, seems we’re all going to have to wait until 2011 now after Apple’s Final Cut Studio team reported the development has suffered ‘significant setbacks’.

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Apparently, one of the pulled-back features relates to an attempt to develop a unified user interface across Apple’s range of pro-video products. The source of this information comes from the French blog Hardmac.com – it is translated into English so take a look. They explained that the development team had expressed:

“Reaching a satisfactory compromise among not only the various applications but above all between different development teams, those working on Shake and those working on Motion. Some fundamental differences of opinion about the ideal interface have hamstrung this part of the project which has now been deferred to the next version, in 2013.”

Although Apple’s Randy Ubilos, the guy in charge of the Final Cut division said “we’re taking this claim with a pinch of salt" . So perhaps it’s internal politics or just the fact that Apple has assigned some of its best engineers to develop iOS technologies.

Incidentally Hardmac also report that earlier this year Apple had laid of 40% of its Final Cut staff, although this was denied by Apple when Steve Jobs said ‘Final Cut Pro is alive and well’.

So, who knows what’s going on, what we can tell you is that Final Cut Studio is currently available to purchase from Amazon at $794 – that’s over $200 off. So if you haven’t got a copy it may well be worth your while getting one now.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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