“Back in August when Apple released iLife ’08 some of the more sensitive users of iMovie said they considered it had been, if not emasculated, then certainly given some serious cuts in sensitive areas,” Garry Barker reports for The Sydney Morning Herald.
“At the time we suggested that iMovie ’08, which was bundled with the Intel-based Macintosh computers, was intended to give the great mass of consumers… the chance to make halfway-decent home movies without going crazy,” Barker reports. “We also speculated that [users] who found the software too automated and limited would soon have an upgraded version of Final Cut Express on which to hone their home Hollywood ambitions. And so they have.”
“Apple released Final Cut Express 4 last week [US$$199],” Barker reports. “Professional studios working with DV equipment, time-short TV reporters and what you might call semi-professionals and high-end video hobbyists all find Express a good tool that gives them plenty of editing power at a consumer-level price.”
Barker reports, “All up, [Final Cut Express 4 offers] a great deal of editing power, plenty of flexibility and a lot of fun for a modest outlay.”
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