When it comes to Apple's Pro-App arena, there are just two applications that have not seen a sizable (i.e. paid-for) upgrade recently: Final Cut Express and Aperture. Today, that list becomes just one application however, as Final Cut Express 4 is now available.
An "Open Timeline" format allows users to mix and match footage from DV, HDV and AVCHD cameras (although PowerPC users are left out in the cold for AVCHD love: it's Intel-only), and you can now take iMovie 08 projects up into FCE. Apple is also shipping more FxPlug filters, as well as LiveType 2 as part of the bundle.
FinalCut Express now costs $199 (down from $299) with upgrades from previous versions costing just $99.
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Apple releases Final Cut Express 4
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