While the verdict is definitely out (or in most minds already delivered) about Final Cut Pro X — I’m happy to see this press release from Red Giant. Reading between the lines, it seems as though the new SDK might actually be decent. Maybe I’m reading too much into it, but I’ll be interested to see what develops. As I mentioned in my previous post, living without Colorista II would make Johnny a dull boy….
Portland, OR (June 24, 2011) – Red Giant (http://www.redgiant.com) today released a formal statement on the Company’s position on, and plans for supporting the newly released Apple Final Cut Pro X.
Red Giant president and co-founder, Andrew Little, comments:
With the release of Final Cut Pro X, there have been a lot of questions and concerns about the future of Final Cut Pro and the plug-ins that run inside it.
First, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve already conducted extensive testing, and we are very excited about the FCP X release. We’re confident that, as Final Cut Pro X evolves, it will fuel new growth in the market and as a result, allow us to share our tools with a much broader range of users who want to create beautiful work.
Red Giant’s industry leading set of color correction and grading tools, such as Magic Bullet, are well known for ease of use, powerful performance, extreme flexibility, and simple design. And they are perfectly suited for the current and next generation of Final Cut Pro users.
In terms of development, you’ll be seeing Magic Bullet products available on Final Cut Pro X very soon. In fact, with the SDK in hand, we’ve already begun the engineering effort for what will be free Final Cut Pro X updates for current users.
As FCP X continues to change and grow, you can count on this: Red Giant will be ready for FCP X when FCP X is ready for you. At Red Giant, we know that products are only as good as the team and community that support them.