My Final Cut Express HD review at has just published my review of Final Cut Express HD. It’s a good revision, though less compelling for people who already use Final Cut Express and don’t plan on working in HDV. But I was happy to see that the iMovie support has improved:

Final Cut Express HD also features improved iMovie project import, which grabs transitions properly instead of stripping them out. However, it’s still a good idea to remove titles and effects from an iMovie HD project before opening it in Final Cut Express HD if you want to edit their settings – they import as normal clips with the text or effect rendered to the footage, not as separate editable elements.

  1. In FCE, how do you reverse a clip and make the reversal a part of the final porject?
    Thanks for your answer.


  2. Steve,
    Select the clip in the Timeline that you want to reverse, and then Control-click it to bring up the contextual menu. Choose Speed.
    In the dialog that appears, click the Reverse button. That should do the trick.


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