Is Final Cut Express 4.0 worth the upgrade?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cmac101, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. cmac101 macrumors newbie

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    I am a student who does movie editing and makes videos for my school, so is FCE 4.0 worth the upgrade from 3.5? Thanks
     
  2. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    Unless you work with HD or mess around with audio a lot, I don't see any significant reason to upgrade. FCE 4 seems to make HD and in-app audio work easier, but other than that it seems there are just a few dozen more filters as far as features go. I'm a student as well and since I don't do all that much video work, I'll be sticking with 3.5.
     
  3. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Very true. FCE for me always had so much power and versatility, and although the upgrade is nice, 3.5 is still tasty as ever.
     
  4. netdog macrumors 603

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    Does it offer the same HD compression available in FCS2? That seems like a big gain for those of us using HDV.
     
  5. harddriveowner macrumors member

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    upgrade to Final Cut Pro. You won't regret it in the long run.
     
  6. Texas04 macrumors 6502a

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    From what if sounds like it is not all that great. A few new features with filters but 99% of the time those are useless. It depends in the work you do but for me it is a definate no. Besides I love soundtrack!! I don't know what I would do without that app!!
     
  7. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    After installing the 4.0 upgrade you still have Soundtrack (assuming you had 3.5 installed already)
     

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