Rich Stroffolino

Goodnight Sweet Final Cut?

I really hope this isn’t the start of the end for Final Cut on desktop. While I’ve got editor friends that sneer at it for their pro work, it’s been one of the best deals out there for an advanced user. I spent $200 on it back in 2016 and I’ve gotten constant updates, new camera support, and optimizations. All in an editor that’s sufficiently advanced for my needs and worked well across a variety of Apple hardware.

It seems weird that they would kill it on desktop so soon after it launched on iPadOS But then again, the company just made over $2,800 per second in revenue on services in Q4. So maybe it only makes sense to keep investing on it for that platform. Still a sad day for those avoiding subscription encroachment.