New features include:
- iMovie ’08 Importing
- Over 50 new FxPlug effects and filters
- Mixing of hi-def and standard video on the same timeline
- Support for AVCHD cameras
What’s even more interesting with this release is that Apple has now knocked the price of FCE down to $199 (from the $299 it previously sold for). With the reduced price they are certainly aiming to bring the casual video editors up from iMovie and in to something a bit more full-featured. I think this is fantastic news for people who want to do more serious editing but don’t want to drop $1,300 for Final Cut Studio.
Final Cut Express 4 is available now on Apple’s site.