Well- IF the long anticipated new MacPro is hinted at or previewed – I would kinda consider that to be FCP X news.
It’s kinda inconceivable that the primary ProApp that could push the new hardware to serious advantage wouldn’t be somewhat tied into the new machine.
My bet (with NO reason beyond speculation) is some brief note about the long awaited MacPro, followed by something more focused on how it leverages FCP X coming at the Creative Summit nearer to year end when I kinda to expect to start to be seen in the wild.
As a higher end Cap Ex Type buy, something to whet the markets appetite and get the discussion rolling during end of year budgeting for 2020 purchase orders makes a bit of sense to me.
The idea of FCPX going the way of the Adobe model sends chills up my spine. I love FCPX but the news of a subscription based model does not sit well. Resolve has a chance to get a nice chunk of the market share. Already planning to migrate to Linux as a result. Apple is going to run off some of the user base. Been nice knowing Apple but time to reconsider my options. Definitely going to jump to Resolve very soon. Exits debate stage.
I think Alex is referring to developers offering subscriptions. For example, I subscribe to Frame.io which is available in the App Store and uses the new extension architecture. FCPX compatible plugins like Red Giant Universe, which is subscription based, could be sold in the App Store. I think Apple would like those developers who are inclined to use subscription models, to sell their FCPX plugins in the App Store.