Is X ever going to support Braw natively? Are there structural or legal problems that prevent support of this format? Clearly Resolve supports the format and runs well on Macs, as does Braw player. There are lots of BMPC cameras out there shooting Braw, and I have a couple of them, I’d really like to see native Braw support, but am not sure if this is ever going to happen.
There’s lots of speculation back and forth as to which company is blocking.
Some believe it’s Blackmagic because they’d prefer their camera uses to use Resolve and buy their additional hardware (edit controller, color controller). Note that Resolve does not support ProRes Raw.
But if Blackmagic were the culprit they’d be preventing Premiere Pro from using it as they’re a much bigger threat.
I can’t say anything about about Premiere from first hand experience- I have no experience with premiere. I am hearing from some friends that it is buggy & full of latency. I suggested to a person I know to try editing in X what he was doing in Premiere, which he did and realized what it took him half a day to edit in premiere he could do in about half an hour on X, without bugs or lags.