Got some news on Final Cut Pro '3'!!!!! :)
I just knew a guy who used to work in the FCP team for version 1 and 2. He got a chance to see the next version of FCP.
He couldn't say to much to me even though he's not in the team anymore....but anyhow Apple is asking him to go back to work for them...
Okay back to topic....according to what he said. FCP is 'supposed' (70% sure, can be change in the last minute) to be vesion 3 ....in other words....it IS a paid upgrade. The person said Apple has spend a tremendous amount of time and resource to develop the next version of this app. As you know....FCP is so tightly linked to the hardware,blah,blah.....
I guess people who just bought vesion 2 and thought Apple would release the free updater would be really pissed off
Matrox's RTMac will NOT (or never will be) compatible with OSX so......
For software based realtime effects you will need to have a dual processor machine....but don't know what speed...hopefully not dual 800 or higher...but prepare for this
Even though real-time effects can be achieved in the editor environment....the effects still need to be rendered when outputting to firewire devices.
Seems like this version is for OSX only. OSX is the requirement because the multithreading is required for software RT
Minumum RAM requirement should be around 256MB to 320MB!
That's what I know for now.....hope I can hear more from this guy soon