Philip Hodgetts on Final Cut Pro rumors

I retweeted this already, but if you care about FCP, read Philip Hodgetts’ A new 64 bit Final Cut Pro? for some excellent analysis about what this could possibly be, given the respective capabilities and release timing of FCP, QTKit, AV Foundation, and Lion:

My biggest doubt was the timing. I believed a rewritten 64 bit Final Cut Pro would require a rewritten 64 bit QuickTime before it can be developed and clearly that wasn’t a valid assumption. Speculating wildly – to pull off a fully rewritten, 64 bit pure Cocoa Final Cut Pro – would require building on AVFoundation (the basis of iMovie for iPhone), which is coming to OS X in 10.7 Lion.

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