Introduction

When the two Steves started Apple back in 1976, they dreamed of making a computer that people could use as a tool to change the world. Final Cut Pro, launched in 1999, has been an Apple program worthy of the founders’ vision.

Final Cut Pro attracted a worldwide community of users, ranging from award-winning icons of cinema to people you never heard of who were suddenly able to make movies. Twelve years is a long time—you might recognize their names now.

Apple has had a busy and insanely successful decade. It’s a very different company now, with different ambitions, but it’s still resolutely and always facing forward, not backward. With this release, Final Cut Pro X, Apple pushed the big reset button. This is an all-new application. ...

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