A year in Software Releases
As is usual at this time of the year, Greg tallied up our software releases for the year. Well, more accurately his software releases, as I do not write the software. Surprisingly, we’re still updating software for Final Cut Pro 7.
57 releases for Final Cut Pro X apps, including two new apps: Producer’s Best Friend and Change List X, with the rest being updates. What’s amazing is that we’re still finding outlying cases that trip up one or other of the translation tools. We’ve worked very hard since their original release to make 7toX and Xto7 work as well as they can with Premiere Pro, so many of the updates were to support that.
But there were also 13 updates to our various Final Cut Pro 6/7 apps. Our Final Cut Pro 7 apps are selling in roughly the same numbers as they did before the release of Final Cut Pro X. For us, Final Cut Pro X and Premiere Pro, have been additional business.
2013 was also the first year that Apple have made one of our apps irrelevant by improving Final Cut Pro X in the 10.1 release. We released Event Manager X within a couple of weeks of the initial release of Final Cut Pro X to fill the perceived need to manage the visibility of Events and Projects. Event Manager X grew quickly into a highly capable Library manager for Final Cut Pro X.
Now, the new Libraries structure makes Event Manager X irrelevant, other than to manage the upgrade. So, we made it free so everyone could upgrade the easy way.
We have a great year planned to make the workflows in post easier so there’s more time to focus on being creative.