Advance your moviemaking. Add dazzling titles.
Work with DV, HDV, or AVCHD footage — or all three — in a single Timeline, sculpting your video quickly and precisely using pro-level editing and trimming tools. Final Cut Express 4 supports a virtually unlimited number of video tracks, lets you add amazing real-time special effects and transitions, and provides powerful color correction and matting tools.
Take the next creative step.
Send your iMovie '08 projects to Final Cut Express 4. Then take advantage of its additional creative options — professional editing tools; the new, Open Format Timeline; over a hundred real-time effects and transitions; animated titles; and multiple video and audio tracks — to create more sophisticated projects.
Quickly and easily create dynamic, animated titles for your next video project using LiveType 2.1 and its revolutionary LiveFont animated font technology. Tight integration means that when you make a change, LiveType projects automatically update in Final Cut Express 4.
Mix sound effects and voiceovers.
Mix up to 99 audio tracks in your movie, and further enhance your audio with real-time volume and audio filter adjustments. For documentary-style projects, use the voiceover tool to record narration in an audio track while your video plays.
Share your movies.
Author a DVD using iDVD, export your movie in QuickTime for your website, or send it back to your camcorder or deck for a fast connection to your HDTV home theater system.
What's New in Final Cut Express 4
• Ability to import iMovie '08 projects
• Editing of AVCHD, HDV and DV — NTSC and PAL — in a single Timeline
• AVCHD support (Intel-based Mac computers only)
• Support for FxPlug third-party plug-ins
What Comes with LiveType 2.1
• More than 200 customizable text effects
• 500MB of royalty-free animated content
• Sophisticated project templates
• FontMaker utility for creating custom LiveFonts
What's in the box
• DVD containing Final Cut Express 4, LiveType 2, and LiveType content
• Electronic documentation
•A Mac computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4, PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core Duo 2, or Intel Xeon processor
- For AVCHD: A Mac computer with an Intel processor
• 1GB of RAM or more
• An AGP or PCI Express graphics card compatible with Quartz Extreme; or an Intel GMA integrated graphics processor in a MacBook or Mac mini computer
- Some FxPlug filters are not compatible with integrated Intel graphics processors.
• A display with 1024-by-768 resolution or higher
• A DVD drive for installation
• Mac OS X v10.4.10 or later
• QuickTime 7.2 or later
• 500MB of disk space to install Final Cut Express and LiveType
• Additional 500MB to install LiveType content