Apple Offers 'Affordable' Version of Final Cut

Apple debuted its Final Cut Express 2 digital video editing software at the MacWorld Expo in San Francisco. The software, which retails for $299, is based on Apple's Final Cut Pro 4, and is compatible with Mac OS X version 10.3. It includes or expands upon many Final Cut Pro 4 features, such as RT Extreme for real-time composition and effects, real-time color correction tools and enhanced user interface and audio editing capabilities. Other highlights include multitrack audio support, real-time volume and audio filter adjustment, solo and mute controls in the timeline for auditioning individual tracks and scoring markers for use with Apple's audio-looping software, Soundtrack.