Final Cut Express 4.0.1 Update

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  1. 1madman1 macrumors regular

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    Is there ANYWHERE I can still download the Final Cut Express 4.0.1 updater? I just re-installed Final Cut Express (which still seems to work in El Capitan) to throw together a quick video, but out of the box it won't work with the AVCHD 1080i video from my camera. I know it will work with the video from this camera after updating as I've done it before.

    I just wasted (not kidding) 1.5 hours hunting only to find dead and fake links. The official software update method doesn't find anything, forcing it via the command line no longer seems to work. Apple does not seem to list it for download, yet they still have release notes posted and the older older 3.x updates available.

    The only thing I can think of at this point is to attempt installing an 10.6 (oldest version I still have) on an external HDD and trying there, but I have a feeling that won't work either.
     
  2. 1madman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Finally got it to work. Still wouldn't update in a 10.6 virtual machine, but I dusted off my G5 and was able to get it to manually download via software update service.
     
  3. awmac3 macrumors newbie

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    Could you say a little more about that approach? I'm running OSX 10.10.5 with Final Cut Express 4.0, but apparently some of my original projects were done on another computer in 4.0.1 which is now unavailable. I get the following error using the Softward Update Tool:

    Software Update Tool
    Copyright 2002-2012 Apple Inc.

    Finding available software
    FCE401-4.0.1: No such update
    No updates are available.

    Suggestions?
     
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  5. awmac3 macrumors newbie

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    Ah ha! Thank you so much -- you're a memory saver. With all gratitude, I put it to you: why would that be so hard for Apple to do?
     
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  7. h0ag1e macrumors newbie

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    1madman1 -- any chance you could repost that disk image? the link seems to have gone dead for me... many thanks in advance!
     
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    1madman1 -- any chance you could repost the disk image, the link is 404ing on me... many thanks in advance
     
  9. 1madman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Re-uploading now. Will leave it there until the end of the week.
     
  10. h0ag1e macrumors newbie

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    got it! thanks so much...
     
  11. FlyBoy930 macrumors newbie

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    He Madman. I'm in the same boat with this FCE update. Could you please repost? Thanks very much!
     
  12. 1madman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Uploaded again. Will stay there for a few days.
     
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    I have just arrived right now and I have the same problem than the other users. Could you upload it again?
    So time ago the 4.0.1 worked but one day died and now I need it again and I only could install the 4.0.
    Thank you so much in advanced, and sorry for my english, from Mallorca.
     
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    I am in the same boat as everyone else, but my computer was stolen, got a new one and the 4.0 version I loaded will not open my 4.0.1 projects and cannot find an update, will you please re-post for me?
    I bet you are getting tired of it, but you would be a lifesaver if you would re-post, link was dead when I clicked on it.
     
  18. 1madman1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, uploaded again. Apple really needs to sort this out!
     
  19. therrman macrumors newbie

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    Thank You so much, back in business, worked perfectly!
     
  20. medula macrumors newbie

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    Hello madman! Is there any way you could put that link up again for Final Cut Express 4.0.1 updater? Thanks so much!
     
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  22. danmacrumors macrumors newbie

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    I'm late to the party, but I've been looking for this as well. Any chance you could put it up again? Thanks!
     
  23. anrob macrumors newbie

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    --- Post Merged, Jan 14, 2016 ---
    Hi there I am also looking for the chance to update my Final Cut Express Version 4.0 to 4.0.1
    Is there anybody out there who can help?
    Thx
     
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  25. danmacrumors macrumors newbie

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    I've recovered my otherwise lost FCE projects. Thank you!
     

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