Apple updates Final Cut Express, releases ProRes QuickTime Decoder

Jim Dalrymple
2 September, 2008
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Apple has released an update for Final Cut Express, its advanced amateur movie editing application, bring the current version to 4.0.1. The company also released the ProRes QuickTime Decoder as a separate update.

According to notes provided by Apple, Final Cut Express 4.0.1 addresses compatibility issues with AVCHD camcorders, improves stability when using third-party FxPlug plug-ins, and addresses a number of other minor issues.

The update is currently available through the software update mechanism in Mac OS X.

The ProRes QuickTime Decoder 1.0 is a new piece of software that allows users to play Apple ProRes files through QuickTime. ProRes is a visually lossless format that provides uncompressed HD quality at SD data rates.

The decoder is available for Mac and Windows and can be downloaded from the company’s Web site.

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