An updated FAQ document targeting users of the Final Cut Pro X video production suite is now available on Apple’s Support section with answers to all kinds of potential questions, including “How is Final Cut Pro X pronounced?” Apple also delves deep into creating optimized media for the software.
Final Cut Pro X is pronounced "Final Cut Pro ten.” The software inherited its dubbing from Apple’s Mac OS X (ten) operating system.
The OS is still called “OS ten” to this day. Apple is set to unveil the ninth major release of the software at WWDC 2012 in just under a week from now.
Back to FCP X, for those asking when the tenth version was released, Apple confirms that “Final Cut Pro X was released on June 21, 2011.”
Customers interested in purchasing the software are being told that “Final Cut Pro X is available exclusively from the Mac App Store.”
Full system requirements and more information on the video-editing suite are offered at www.apple.com/finalcutpro, for those asking “What are the features and system requirements for Final Cut Pro X?”
Other thoughtfully-answered questions include:Where can I get information about graphics card compatibility with Final Cut Pro X?
Where can I view the Final Cut Pro X release notes?
What media formats are supported in Final Cut Pro X?
What cameras and devices work with Final Cut Pro X?
Are there any support or training resources to help me troubleshoot and learn Final Cut Pro X?
Is a trial version of Final Cut Pro X available?
On how many computers can I install Final Cut Pro X?
How do I purchase a Volume License for Final Cut Pro X?
What documentation is available for Final Cut Pro X?
What training and certification information is available for Final Cut Pro X?
What technical support options are available for Final Cut Pro X?
Where can I get more information about transitioning from Final Cut Pro 7 to Final Cut Pro X?
Where can I get more information about using Final Cut Pro X in an Xsan-based collaborative environment?
Where can I submit product feedback on Final Cut Pro X?
Users looking to learn about media formats and how to create optimized media have a second Support document to review.
Updated late last month, KB article HT5294
explains that Final Cut Pro X includes an option to "Create optimized media" which transcodes video to Apple ProRes 422.
“This can provide better performance during editing, faster render times with better image quality, and faster export,” Apple says. “If the original camera format can be edited with good performance, this option is dimmed.”