Chapter 2. Installing and Setting Up

This chapter walks you through the process of assembling the necessary hardware, hooking everything up, and installing Final Cut Express. Topics include Final Cut Express system requirements as well as hardware selection and configuration for both a basic setup and a more full-featured system.

The chapter ends with suggestions for optimizing performance, including recommendations for running Final Cut Express on a minimal “base-case” system and tips for troubleshooting Final Cut Express.

The perfect time to get the latest news on Final Cut Express and your hardware options is before you commit to a particular system. Apple’s official Final Cut Express web site has a Resources page, and there’s also a bustling ...

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