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Apple Final Cut Express HD Video Editing Software

B&H # APFCEHD Mfr # M9732Z/A
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Final Cut Express HD features powerful DV editing tools and high-definition video (HDV) capabilities. Aimed at beginners and experienced editors this package can be used to create home movies as well as or pro-level videos for business. Hundreds of transitions, filters and effects are included to enhance your video project. LiveType lets you create animated graphics and text effects while Soundtrack allows you to produce custom musical accompaniment.

Edit DV or HDV
Final Cut Express HD supports 1080i and 720p HDV as well as DV. Video can be captured over FireWire and editing can be done in real time. Also enjoy multi-layered video, as well as text and graphic compositing.
LiveType: Create Dynamic Text and Graphics
Add animated text and motion graphics with LiveType. Create animated titles using exclusive LiveFont font technology and enjoy an extensive library of textures, templates and effects.
Soundtrack: Score Your Vision
Create custom soundtracks for your video projects with Soundtrack. Soundtrack includes thousands of professionally recorded, royalty-free instrumental tracks and sound effects that you can start using immediately to create original, high-quality music scores.
Grow Your iMovie Projects
Import iMovie projects complete with effects, transitions and audio levels. Then Final Cut Express can be used to enhance your project with hundreds of effects and transitions, or create composited video collages with multiple layers.
Integrate Multi-Layered Photoshop Files
Include Photoshop files and layers within your video projects. Each Photoshop layer is placed on its own fully editable video track; you can use compositing and key framing capabilities to design motion graphics.
Add Real-Time Transitions, Filters and Effects
Enhance your video project with hundreds of transitions, filters and effects. Enjoy dissolves, wipes, page peels, blurs, borders, mattes, keying effects and more. Save time with the RT Extreme engine. It lets you preview effects and transitions in real time without having to render.
Composite with In-Canvas Motion Key Frames
Composite up to 99 layers of video graphics and titles in the Canvas window. You can even control the location, movement and speed of each video element and parameters of layers such as scale, rotation and key framing.
Perform Advanced Color Correction
Perfect the look of your project with the advanced Color Corrector. It lets you adjust edited sequences to account for differences in video from different cameras or from different lighting setups.
Create and Sync Voiceovers
Include voiceover narration simply with the VoiceOver tool. It lets you record your audio directly into an audio track and then you can adjust sound quality with over 25 audio filters.
Insert Markers
Insert markers into your clips or sequences with the Marker button. Now you can identify important video or audio points. You can even export your markers to iDVD and DVD Studio Pro.
Video System NTSC and PAL
Video Formats HDV (1080i, 720 dpi)
16:9 DV (NTSC, PAL)
Mini DV, DVCAM, DVCPRO
Audio Formats 8 kHz to 48 kHz and 8 to 24 bits
Supported Codecs Video
DV NTSC
DV PAL
HDV
MPEG-4
QuickTime
Marker exports to DVD Studio Pro for chapter and compression settings

Audio
Scoring marker export to Soundtrack
Supported File Types Video
Quicktime
AVI

Audio
AIFF
WAV
Acid

Still
PSD
BMP
JPEG
PICT
PNG
SGI
TARGA
TIFF

Number of Video Tracks 99
Number of Audio Tracks 99
Film Editing Support No
Edit Decision List (EDL) Support No
Deck Control Plug-and-play support for most DV25-format and HDV-format decks
DVD Authoring Works with DVD Studio Pro or iDVD
System Requirements Minimum
Computer: Mac computer with  500MHz or faster PowerPC G4 or G5 processor
OS: Mac OS X 10.3.7 or later
Hard Drive: 1GB for application installation, 14GB for Soundtrack and LiveType content
Memory: 384 MB RAM (512 MB for RT Extreme)
Display Card: AGP graphics card
Software: QuickTime 6.5.2 or later
Other: DVD drive required for installation

Recommended
HDV

G4 Computer: 1 GHz Power Mac
Hard Drive: 1GB for application installation, 14GB for Soundtrack and LiveType content
Memory: 1GB RAM

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