Ask that the company either support the previous version or sell it to someone who will
Nobody has sued Apple (AAPL) yet over the changes it made in Final Cut Pro X, the latest version of its popular professional video editing software, but judging from the language in the petition gathering signatures on the Web, it’s just a matter of time.
Endorsed by a long list of people who describe themselves as “editors and filmmakers” who rely on Final Cut Pro as a business tool, it says, in part:
By 2:35 p.m. EDT Monday, the petition has gathered 600 signatures and had risen to No. 6 in PetitionOnline’s Top 10 most active list, right after
Ban Animal Gas Chambers.
For an insider view of what Apple might have done differently, see the long screed posted over the weekend by Josh Melliker, who set up the first Final Cut Pro training program and, as far as he knows, has been editing video with the software longer than anyone in the world.