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Final Cut Express 4

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Final_Cut_Express_4.dmg (907.91 MB)
MD5: 4298e5b12f48dab7628b14035bca7bd0
For Mac OS X
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MD5: 3710e1e554f586a4505c3e32487c35eb
For Mac OS X
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Final Cut Express, using the same code base as Final Cut Pro, offered pro-level editing for people who had hit iMovie HD’s ceiling and wanted more editing control and options.

The release of Final Cut Express 4 redefines that tiered structure. The line between iMovie — in this case, the completely revamped iMovie ’08 — and Final Cut Express is now a little blurry, making the latter not just a replacement step-up, but an accessory that can make up for iMovie ‘08’s shortcomings.

Excerpt: MacWorld — Final Cut Express 4

Top DL: Full install DVD image of Final Cut Express v4.0
MD5 checksum & filename: 4298e5b12f48dab7628b14035bca7bd0 *Final_Cut_Express_4.dmg

2nd DL: Update for Final Cut Express 4 to version 4.0.1
MD5 checksum & filename: 3710e1e554f586a4505c3e32487c35eb *

Serial Number: E-078-QHH-184-QNY-275-FQX-170-SCY-I9Z-Z26X

See also: Final Cut Pro 1.2.5, Final Cut Pro 2.0, Final Cut Pro 3.0, Final Cut Express 1.0.1 (DE), Final Cut Studio 2 (Final Cut Pro 6), Shake, Final Cut Express HD 3.5

Architecture: PPC x86 (Intel:Mac)

PPC G4 1.25 GHZ or faster. Mac Os 10.4.10 or later. Intel Mac Required For AVCHD


by SPINNLESDAMORON2 - 2021, March 29 - 12:59am

Thanks! I got this back in 2020, and I love it!

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by koutei - 2021, February 15 - 6:17am

I was looking for Final Cut Express 4.0.1.
Thank you.
From Japan.

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by OpenSourceMac - 2021, February 3 - 4:09pm

Great Info! I wound up having to LOCK my plist because it just won't start a 2nd time. Will give this a try.

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by Fernando - 2021, February 3 - 3:53pm

Fantastic! Thank you!

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by Duality - 2018, September 13 - 6:27am

Of interest to people who are Quartz Extreme challenged, or lacking VRAM.

There is a plist that does that system requirements check that's fairly easy to modify in FCE, FCP and Final Cut Studio software.

This procedure's made to address how to get this to work with Color, but the same tweaking works on FCE4 as well;

How far you get AFTER that is entirely dependent on your hardware's support of OpenGL and other things, but, it's an option.

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by Maximum R.I.S.C. - 2018, February 16 - 9:07pm

THANK YOU FOR THIS!!! I feel kinda dumb because I'd overlooked this app a few times thinking it would be really limited, but since I can't really handle H.264-HD on my G4 anyway, this is really just what the doctor ordered! So much faster than FCP 3 or 6, I've tried before.

And turns out if I absolutely need to work on HD with it, it handles the Apple Intermediate just fine on a G4, then I can use FFMPEG to do an all-night conversion to H264/MP4 if needed in post.

A GREAT APP for Older Macs!!!!