With Final Cut Pro taking care of the upper echelon of the market and iMovie catering to everyone else, there seemed to be little reason for the 'bridging' upgrade's existence. Simply put, if you wanted semi-professional results at a reasonable price, iMovie could get the job done with flying colours. However, in a move that can only be described as 'a bit sneaky', Apple has substantially stripped down iMovie 08 in an attempt to make Final Cut Express more appealing to mid-level users. In other words, if you want to use advanced editing techniques without shilling out for the full professional suite, Final Cut Express 4 is now the only option you've got. Poor iMovie — we hardly knew ye'. For those unaccustomed to digital video, Final Cut is the premiere non-linear editing application for Macintosh computers.
The release of Final Cut Express 4 redefines that tiered structure. Things have gotten more restricted with the new version of Final Cut Express.