It’s hard to believe that it’s come this far that now people on twitter are saying they got a refund for Final Cut Pro. I can imagine that if Apple is losing money over the App, then Steve Jobs would be furious if he was not on medical leave. Having to issue refunds is Apple admitting that the product is not acceptable for the customer base they sold the software to. While they have promised features will return and some features have changed, by and large this update is a complete flop. I would not say it’s a failure, because there are still those out there who find value in it, and it’s primarily those who make money using tools like FCP that are the most impacted. I believe Apple will make things right and prove to the crowd asking for refunds that FCP will be worthy of their hard-earned cash later down the road. I think Apple should have been more forthcoming letting people know that the software would be missing some features and some sort of transition information would have also been helpful.
Final Cut Pro seems to be off to a bad start with a lot of professional editors, but maybe there’s some hope in this edition of David Pogue’s blog where he covers some missing/changed functions that may make life a little easier on those who use Final Cut Pro.
Looks like Conan O’Brien’s crew has a few issues with the latest release of Final Cut Pro as well. There have been numerous complaints of features missing from the other version to the point that many are calling it iMovie Pro. Nobody should be surprised as this is a zero point release of a piece of software that was re-written and re-designed so some features may be included later in version creep.