So I'm considering getting Final Cut Express HD for the LiveType and Soundtrack as I already have FCP3, and don't need the extra features of FCP5, but like those other two apps. However, I looked at release dates for FCE 1, 2 and HD. Version 1 was released right about MWSF 2003. Version 2 was released right about MWSF 2004. Version 3 (a.k.a. HD) was released right about MWSF 2005. If that pattern holds true, it would seem that MWSF 2006 would be ripe for a new version of Final Cut Express. If the new version would include either filter key-framing or batch capture, I would definitely wait because I don't need it in any particular rush, and then I'd be able to scrap FCP altogether since FCE HD supports Apple's new real-time effects. Could the next FCE do some core graphics magic? That too would be worth it. I searched the forums and couldn't find an discussions on FCE in January as all MWSF talk in revolving around Intel Macs and the Front Row 2.0 idea. So what do you guys think? Is FCE 4 likely?