Last month Apple introduced
Final Cut Express, a digital video editing application that seeks to bridge the gap between the consumer-level freebie iMovie and the thousand-dollar pro app Final Cut Pro. Now Apple has released an update that can be downloaded online.
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Final Cut Express features compositing, titling and effects capabilities suited for more advanced presentations than iMovie is capable of producing, and has an interface similar to Final Cut Pro. The $299 software package isn’t as flexible for different kinds of media, however, and doesn’t support AfterEffects plug-ins, Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) and other capabilities pro-level video editors rely on.
Final Cut Express 1.0.1 features improved performance and stability, according to Apple. It also adds linked keyframe parameters to the Motion tab. NTSC and PAL non-controllable device presets have been added to the Easy Setup window, as well.
The 12.2MB update file is ready for download
from Apple’s Web site. You are required to provide an e-mail address and name to download the update, as you are with some of Apple’s other software releases.