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Digital Video Editing with Final Cut Express by Charles Roberts

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Appendix CThe Hardware forEditing with FinalCut Express

What You Need for Final Cut Express: The Basic Firewire Setup

What is necessary for a complete turnkey Final Cut Express nonlinear editing station? That is a loaded question, and the answer depends primarily on what you want to do with it. But if what you want is a base-level editing station that captures, edits, and outputs lossless video through Firewire, then here is the bottom-line configuration that is required for Final Cut Express to perform correctly.

  • An Apple Macintosh Computer with a 300 MHz or faster G3 or G4 processor and built-in Firewire ports (additional processor speed required for RT effects)
  • Mac OSX version 10.2 or later
  • Apple QuickTime version 6 or later
  • 256MB or more ...

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