final cut express opinions

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  1. grooveattack macrumors 6502a

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    hi there,
    so i am going to be doing allot of video editing this year so i am going to invest in final cut express. i have had allot of final cut pro experience but i dont have enough money for that. so how is final cut express? can any one give me a mini review? goes it come with soundtrack?
    cheers! :D
     
  2. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    If you want to do any serious editing, and don't have the cash for FCP, then FCE is the choice.

    The latest...FCE 4 does not come with Soundtrack anymore. You could find an old copy of 3.5.1 and get it with Soundtrack, then maybe upgrade to FCE4.

    They also dropped the price to $199.

    Heck of a software package. I love it. Don't use or have a need for Soundtrack, so I'm not missing it. I think Apple assumes you'll use Garageband for most stuff.

    -Kevin
     
  3. one1 macrumors 65816

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    Which Final Cut Pro have you been using? I have FCP5 and too much is never enough. I love it, but in comparison to FCE I'm not sure FCE can get the job done, especially with the drop of Soundtrack. I also suggest using an older copy as well.
     
  4. BlakTornado Guest

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    FCE 4 is BRILLIANT. I use it all the time and it's great!

    No soundtrack but you can use Garageband for that :)

    It's really good - especially for the price!
     
  5. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    I use FCE 3.5.1 and it's great. I also use iMovie 06, and i'm pretty sure you would hate that with a passion after using a power house like FCP, so I say go for FCE and use it to it's fullest.

    Brian
     

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