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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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1 The Initial Setup:Optimizing the Mac OSand Final Cut Express

Final Cut Express is a fully functional nonlinear digital video (DV) editing application. It stands alone as the most feature-rich application on the market in its price range. With this functionality comes a degree of user responsibility. The user still has to configure the application correctly and organize it for optimal performance and safety. Final Cut Express will function even if you configure it incorrectly. However, you will pay for such mistakes further down the road when you run across foul-ups that could have been easily avoided had you set up the application and project in an organized and safe fashion at the beginning.

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