1) timing is notable (although I'm sure they planned this before Apple got the Supermeet organised - right?)
2) it's open with an SDK. Throws down a gauntlet on Apple's own turf.
3) It's still PRO.
I think that last one's the important one. People get uppity when discussing iOS and new FCP, implying it means iMovie. . On the week the iPad was announced, I commented on here I'd like a smart interface for FCP on it, context sensitive with things like fader control (which I now have an app for) and colour correction (yup - app) amongst others - imagine lassooing on the timeline or selecting tools with an iPad.
Fact is, using an iPad to control faders has been a part of my FCP daily use for 6 months, as basic as it is. I cannot WAIT to see what Apple do with it.
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