Apple will update Final Cut Pro, its video-editing program, this spring according to reports.

TechCrunch said that "people familiar with the matter" had seen a group of video editors on Apple's Cupertino campus, seemingly to get a preview of a new version of Final Cut Pro.

Steve Jobs has already talked up a new version of Final Cut Pro and according to TechCrunch, there will be some pretty major changes in the next release - which could be called Final Cut Pro 8, though this is not certain.

Among the changes will be a complete redesign of the UI and it will be 64-bit, the sources claim, and could launch around the time of the National Association of Broadcasters conference, which will take place in Las Vegas between 9 and 14 April.

The UKFCUG meets on Thursday in London

The last version of Final Cut Studio launched in August 2009, comprising Final Cut Pro 7, Motion 4, Soundtrack Pro 3, Color 1.5, Compressor 3.5 and DVD Studio Pro 4.