Apple Final Cut Express
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Final Cut Express has been discontinued. If you have version 4 and need to update, you can do so via Apple Software Update.

Apple Final Cut Express... Create professional-quality video with Final Cut Express. Apple's feature-rich DV editing software is designed for the complete beginner, aspiring filmmaker, educator and experienced DV editor alike. The new version features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, an enhanced user interface, real-time color correction tools and enhanced audio editing capabilities.
What's New
Version 4.0.1:
  • Addresses compatibility issues with AVCHD camcorders
  • Improves stability when using third-party FxPlug plug-ins
  • Aaddresses a number of other minor issues.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.4 or later



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Apple Final Cut Ex... User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macinman commented on 18 Mar 2014
hi i was wondering if someone could help me here. I own a copy of Final cut express 4 and need to update however my old macbook quit and i have a new retina macbook which shipped with mavericks and the software update doesn't pick up the update. I'm not ready to invest in fcpx as i prefer the old style interface and that's what I learned on.

Could someone provide me links to download my updates at this point? thanks.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Kraftsims reviewed on 09 May 2012
Oh how I miss this program, having updated to a new mac book pro. I loved Final Cut Express. Perfect for me. I got to where iMovie was too limited, needed more tracks and audio capabilities and such. FCX was perfect. A little pricey, but it did everything I needed as a home guy that made some fun videos and a few decent ones considering all things...

I'm thinking of eventually making the break to the new FCPX. Just waiting for the overall reviews to improve and features to get settled in.
[Version 4.0.1]


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Misha commented on 22 Jun 2011
Some good info on FCP X, missing features, the future, and Express & Server being axed: http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2011/06/more-on-apples-direction-for-final-cut-pro-x-express-and-server-going-away.ars
[Version 4.0.1]


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Mila06 commented on 03 Aug 2009
Hope to have a new Final Cut Express 5 soon...
with Blu Ray like final cut studio...
[Version 4.0.1]

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Archaeogeek replied on 21 Dec 2009
It's Final Cut Express, not a pressing factory. Why the hell would it have bluray, you can do high definition without.
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BradMacPro tipped on 01 Sep 2008
Anyone with a pirated copy of FCE 4.0 will be out of luck as this update blocks the serial number that has been around. Apple does the same thing with Final Cut Pro and Aperture with each minor update. Watch out you software pirates.
[Version 4.0.1]


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ericob commented on 15 Nov 2007
[Apple seems to have re- re-named Final Cut Express HD so that it is again simply "Final Cut Express." Hmm.]

It appears Apple has DROPPED Soundtrack from the product. Mind you, the version of Soundtrack that shipped with FCEHD 3.5 was not the "Pro" version and was version 1.5 too. This *does* identify itself as a Universal Application though.

It looks like the only version of Soundtrack is now "Soundtrack Pro 2.0" which seems to be available only as a component of Final Cut Studio -- rather pricey at $1,299.00. (If you can find a full retail copy of Final Cut Studio, the upgrade from that is merely $499.

If you wanted Soundtrack, it might be worth the trouble trying to find a copy of Final Cut Express HD 3.5.
[Version 4.0]


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sjj_public commented on 18 May 2006
Does anyone know if Final Cut Express HD will work on Intel macs that have shared video graphics (i.e. the Mac mini and MacBook)? My understanding is that Final Cut Pro does not work, but what about Final Cut Express?
[Version 3.5]

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Umaromc replied on 18 May 2006
I don't think any of Apple's major apps have been updated for running natively on Intel Macs (and they complained about Adobe not switching to OS X fast enough)... but they should be able to run via Rosetta... albeit noticeably slower due to the runtime emulation.
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D9 replied on 18 May 2006
Wrong! Most all of the major "Pro" apps are now Universal. Final Cut Express was actually one of the last to migrate (Shake is still not there, I believe). Go check out Apple's web site for download links to see.

As for the original post, I would say no. FCE uses the same graphics coding that Final Cut does, so it's going to have the same requirements. The differences of the two really lie in features set.
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John F. replied on 18 May 2006
Why do I keep hearing that FCP won't work on the MacBook? It will run just fine. It's Apple Motion that won't install or will run too slow without dedicated graphics chip. But FCP, Soundtrack, LiveType, DVD Studio Pro should install just fine. I run FCP 4.5 on an 1 GHz iBook. It only displays low res smoothly, but it runs. A better chip will mean that FCP will open up more features, like real-time effects stuff. FCP and FCE should install fine on all current Macs. FCP requires at least a 867 MHz G4, or 1 GHz for HDV. FCE has lower requirements: about 550 MHz G4, or again 1 GHz G4 for HDV. Almost every Apple Mac of the last couple of years supports Quartz Extreme. And if it comes to Core Image, Intel GMA950 does support it too, although probably not blistering fast.
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iPhone4S replied on 19 May 2006
FINAL CUT EXPRESS WILL RUN JUST FINE ON A MACBOOK. In yesterday's news on xlr8yourmac.com, a user commented that Final Cut Pro 5.1 runs JUST FINE on a Mac Mini 1.5GHz core solo with the same GMA950 graphics card as the MacBook. Quote: "Final Cut starts and runs fine... To say it installed and worked is an understatement, I was blown away it worked!!" No doubt Final Cut Express will have no trouble on the much faster core duo 1.83/2.0GHz MacBooks.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Nov 2005
Highly Functional, and also quite economical.
[Version 3.0.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 May 2004
Those of you angry that you can't convert the songs you buy from the iTunes music store to mp3 to save disk space or can't use them in your home FinalCut movies should get Hear Your Music Anywhere 0.6. This app converts the m4p songs that you buy to m4a format. With this app the digital hub lives on !!
[Version 2.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Oct 2005
What does this have to do with FCE?? And WHO in their right mind would EVER downgrade their iTMS purchases to MP3?? You're an idiot if you're trying to save disk space by doing that....hard drives are cheap.
And BTW....if you can't figure out yet how to convert within iTunes....well...buy a WIndows box...you don't deserve a Mac...
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Bolarg replied on 14 Nov 2005
An aac file is much smaller than an mp3.
Even at equivalent bit-rates aac sounds more like an AIFF than an MP3 would ever dream of.
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Apr 2004
Which is the best page to get hints how to use FCE 2.0 the best, effective way - for beginners?

/Fredrik
[Version 2.0.3]

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Anonymous commented on 22 Oct 2005
http://www.apple.com/support/finalcutexpress/
seems like a plan.

Else check out the library or bookstore for a book.
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Date:28 Aug 2008
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Final Cut Express has been discontinued. If you have version 4 and need to update, you can do so via Apple Software Update.

Apple Final Cut Express... Create professional-quality video with Final Cut Express. Apple's feature-rich DV editing software is designed for the complete beginner, aspiring filmmaker, educator and experienced DV editor alike. The new version features RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, an enhanced user interface, real-time color correction tools and enhanced audio editing capabilities.


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