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Announcing the Future of FCS Maintenance Pack

With Final Cut Pro X on the horizon, it seems like a good time to talk about the future of FCS Maintenance Pack.

FCS Maintenance Pack has solved countless Final Cut Studio problems and is used around the world by freelancers, production companies, post houses, broadcasters and studios. It is in use at most of the major broadcasters in the USA.

We're now going one step further by announcing Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro support and renaming the suite to Pro Maintenance Tools. We also intend to support Final Cut Pro X.

As well as support for new NLEs, Pro Maintenance Tools will be 64-bit and compatible with Lion. A full list of features will be provided upon release.

We're planning to release it approximately two weeks after the release of Final Cut Pro X. It's difficult to be more precise due to the lack of a firm release date for FCPX from Apple.

This will be a paid upgrade for existing users, although people who purchased the software from February 1st 2011 onwards will be eligible for a free upgrade. Upgrade pricing will be announced closer to the release.

We will be entering beta for Pro Maintenance Tools in just over a week and are looking for testers who can submit crash and error logs to help us build up our Crash Analyzer database for these new applications.

We're looking for people who use the Mac versions of Avid Media Composer or Adobe Premiere Pro on a daily basis and are prepared to give detailed feedback. Testers will receive a free copy of the suite when it is released. (Due to non-participation problems in the past, we only give out free copies to people who actually send us bug reports and feedback.)

If you meet the requirements and would like to participate in the beta, please contact us to request addition, including a little bit about yourself, your system and your workflow. Please note that places are extremely limited so try to apply as soon as possible.

Posted by Jon Chappell on May 31 2011 to DR News, Front Page News, Utilities