Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 8:54 AM (in response to JoeTallyho)
Final Cut Express was discontinued nearly 3 years ago, even prior to the release of Lion.
Final Cut Pro X is the current product, and is qualified & supported on Mt. Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2013 10:47 AM (in response to MartinR)
One more thing (although I don't recommend doing this in the midst of a video project) ...
Replacing the hard drive in an iMac G5 ALS is a relatively simple process. There are even official Apple DIY instructions for doing it. If the iMac is otherwise fine and you want to preserve your copy & use of iMovie HD6 (and, btw, install FCE) ... you might consider keeping your old iMac and putting a new hard drive in it.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2013 11:04 PM (in response to MartinR)
Thanks Martin. I also have a 20" iMac ALS. THe hard drive was replaced on this and is fairly new, but the video board apparently failed which locked up my iMac until I found a workaround on the support site which is a software video implementation or something like that. If this hard drive is compatible with the 17" ALS, i might try your recommendation. It appears FCPX is my only option for better editing than iMovie. Will try to finish project on current iMac and will experiment with FCPX on new iMac with same project to see if I can edit an older iMovie project.