Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Here is the real reason why Apple are producing the iPad, to compliment Final Cut Pro as an audio surface to give us real time audio mixing. Now if someone see’s this and can produce such a surface I and many others would not only buy two iPads but pay up to £100 for the sheer pleasure of being able to mix live audio in Final Cut Pro.

Please…Please add an accurate adjustable free moving PPM meter, I am so fed up with the stupid wee miserable VU meter you get with FCP-7.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

8 thoughts on “iPad for Final Cut Pro-7

  1. Or…just buy a Mackie Control for Logic which also works for Final Cut Pro…that’s what i do. It even gives you a working shuttle control and proper faders. It doesn’t make FCP’s audio side any better really is bad. I do all my audio in Logic and then fly the final stereo mix back into FCP when it’s done.


  2. I have looked at Mackie and Euphonix but I still prefer the iPad version. FCPs audio is as you say basic and any serious sound tweaking should be done in Sound Track Pro or Logic Pro, remembering the iPad will also be able to switch fader sets to accommodate STP or Logic.

  3. Audiounit support in FCP (like you have in Logic or Soundtrack )is first priority before using a touch device for audio in FCP.

    It’s useless with current audio controls.

  4. This is awesome if it would work with Ableton Live as it would greatly increse desk-space in the studio!

  5. There is AU support in FCP. The interface is hobbled but it works. I disagree that it is useless. Sub-optimal yes, but quite usable.
    FWIW- this type of control is currently available for the iPhone/iPod Touch with the app AC-7 Wireless DAW Control. And might work on the iPad from day one.

  6. Far better options already exist, cheaper, more reliable, & easier to operate.

    I’d rather touch real knobs, faders and buttons. They can be operated in the dark, too.

  7. i am planning to buy an iPad since it looks lighter than a regular desknote and i don not use much of the features of a laptop.;~,

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