This makes sense, Apple and BMD seem to have a good working relationship (them co-designing the BMD external GPU as an example), I'm sure BMD has had convos with the Apple Pro Apps team about how well the Pocket 4k has been selling and that BRAW support in FCPx would be a progressive step forward for both companies. Maybe it comes with the 10.5 release, which the FCPx community is hoping is the largest updated we've had in 2-3 years. We'll see
So if you look at other RAW workflows in FCPx (R3D support & Canon Cinema RAW support) Apple leaves it to the manufactures to create a "workflow' that works within FCPx. My guess is this allows the manufacture (RED/Canon/BMD) to ensure their RAW codecs work as intended in FCPx. So BRAW in FCPx is likely up to BMD to implement not Apple. As an FCPx editor who's investing into a Pocket 6k soon I'd love to see this happen, was always annoying not being able to shoot RAW on the OG 1080p Pocket because cDNG never properly worked in FCPx, prores is still great though.
You lost me at the Atomos Raw part. I don't see why Atomos would purposely spite themselves by making a "competing" raw format to ProRes Raw. I'm sure they wouldn't want to hurt that relationship, ask NVIDIA if they regret upsetting Apple. Red partnered with Apple to make a RED Raven/FCPx kit a year or so ago, my guess is this Atomos/Red partnership has Apples working in the background. They have a working relationship with both companies and Reds shooting ProRes Raw would be huge for them.
ProRes Raw won't be an FCPx exclusive forever, Apple has learned from some of their walled garden mistakes. Look at AirPlay coming to Samsung TVs as an example, they're starting to play ball with other companies "strategically".
It just doesn't make any logical sense for Atomos to release another Raw format, when that would have them directly competing with both Red and Apple who are their partners. Also how would that benefit RED?
I resent comments like this. I'm a pro user who uses their iMac Pro for a number of things 8k editing, motion graphics, minimal 3d work, color grading in Resolve, and have no issues. I'm not a casual user and have no desire to have a mac that I need to replace parts myself in. Some people may want that and that's fine. But calling the rest of us casual for not wanting those same things is getting old from this community.
On blackmagics website, No Film School just seemed to miss it in this article. It happens.
Such an underrated piece of software. Kind of odd the vitriol that still comes from editing professionals who haven't really used FCPx.