Updating pirated final cut pro

16 Aug

Final Cut X is available via digital download, exclusively for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard customers and perhaps those folks lucky enough to be testing successor Lion.

The price reduction is no means the first and unlikely the last.

The non-linear editing program was initially launched to protests by the pro-editing community, but Version 10.0.3 addresses nearly all of the remaining criticisms of the post-production tool, adding multicam support, external broadcast monitoring (still a beta feature), and detailed chroma-key controls.

And perhaps the biggest criticism—the lack of an upgrade path for projects built into previous Final Cut versions—has now been addressed by a third-party plugin called 7to X, from Intelligent Assistance.

Now, he and Microsoft have provided clarification: non-genuine Windows 7 and Windows 8 and 8.1 installs will indeed be allowed to upgrade for free, but they won’t magically go from non-genuine to genuine.

Microsoft’s end game is, as it always has been, to reduce piracy rates.

One good way to do that is to get everyone excited about Windows 10, let them install the upgrade even if their current copy of Windows isn’t legit, and then trap them in a new OS that features anti-piracy measures that are even harder to circumvent than the ones in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

So, while users of non-genuine copies can upgrade, they’ll soon see a watermark on their desktop.

After that, they could see functionality reduced or be left looking at a desktop that’s barely usable.