This episode was done entirely in Apple’s Final Cut Express 4.0. Pretty much every episode before today’s was done in iMovie 06. There were some small segments that I did in Final Cut Express 4, but they were exported out and imported into iMovie 06. As I move towards this new platform for creating my video work, you will most likely see some changes. Most of them will be for the better, but until I get my feet wet completely, some things may look a bit rough. So bear with me as I make this move. Before long, I’ll be just as well versed in FCE 4 as I am in iMovie 06.
Why not iMovie 08
I’m sure a few of you may be asking yourself, “Why didn’t he just move to iMovie 08?” And that’s a good question. To be honest, I did try it out but I quickly became frustrated trying to do the basic steps of bringing in video and moving it around. Simply put, I need the video timeline that is in iMovie 06 and Final Cut Express 4. I’ve gotten used to editing with the timeline and it’s made putting these videos together mostly painless. At the same time, I will be learning Final Cut Express 4, which is a step towards Final Cut Pro, a platform that I’ve always planned to eventually make the move to.