Final Cut X is Here

Jun 21, 2011 410 14 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz
Hey folks -unless you’re living in a cave with no access to the internet (which pretty much describes all caves, except the one under Wayne Manor) then you’ve heard that Final Cut X is here. We know you have a lot of questions, and this is all we can say: Apple has not yet contacted 3rd party plugin developers to let them know what the transition plan is for plugins in FCPX. That’s really all we’ve got right now. We know as much as you do. We’re downloading the software ourselves for the very first time, and as soon as we’ve tested it out and have more info, we’ll give you an update. Thanks for your patience and understanding.


  1. Wow, this is extremely unprofessional from Apple to not inform the 3rd party developers. I think this clearly shows in which direction Apple heads with FC-X: mass consumer market.

  2. The tools for 3rd party plugin developers are now up at

    I think one part Apple wanted new plugins for X on launch day, but another part of Apple was much to paranoid to allow the vast majority developers advance access to the FxPlug 2 SDK.

  3. Typo: “much too paranoid”

  4. Well that pretty much answers my questions. Primatte for FCPX is something I’m definitely looking forward to!

  5. Steve Jobs is, in my opinion, the perfect real life version of John Galt, the man of the mind from Ayn Rand’s magnum opus Atlas Shrugged. A true visionary. Yet, he can apparantly also be a perfect exemplification of Machiavelli’s The Prince. Trusting no one, even partners as in this case plugin developers, supporting the ecosystem of one of his products. Rather lame. Secrecy way way beyond reason.

    I hope to be able to use my Magic Bullet Mojo with Final Cut Pro X sooner rather than later!

  6. Thanks for the update, that is disturbing that Apple couldn’t work with the third party developers, whom they owe a large chunk of their success too. I’ll be waiting until the smoke settles on this release to determine the best business solution for an adoption schedule and ensure my third party investments are heavily considered.

  7. Life moves on… I can’t wait for MB Looks to be supported in X! hanging on to FCP 7 on 1 machine and taking the plunge on the other. Thank you for great products and I’m glad you all will be supporting this change.

  8. does this mean that primatte updates will be released now? please? 😀

  9. does anyone have an update on the progress of Primatte for FCPX?

  10. Hi There again – another month and still very keen to get an update here – 9 months since I bought primatte 5 and not been able to use it yet!

    Is the fix in development? not going to happen? a project timeline?

  11. Tim,

    Although we do plan to support FCPX with Primatte Keyer, we do not have a date set for this release.
    Hopefully we will have more information in the future.
    Thank you,

  12. Any news on this? I googled several variations of “Primatte” and FCPX, but this is the only page with some statements and questions on it.
    I still use FCP7, but more and more tend to use FCPX (successfully with MBL2 already). So, is there some road map or set date for a FCPX version? Will it need to be Primatte 6 or can/will it be done with V5 already?

    An update on this would be great!

    Best regards,


    1. Christian,

      We have no future plans for Primatte Keyer for FCPX. I would be happy to fill our a feature request on your behalf about this compatibility.
      Thank you,

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