Apple may introduce a new - or even an additional - high-end version of Final Cut Pro HD on 15 April, an analyst believes.

A note to clients from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster speculates that Apple will introduce new video-editing technology at its already announced special event at the US National Association of Broadcasters' trade show next month.

Apple used the Sunday before NAB begins to unveil Final Cut Studio and Soundtrack Pro in 2005.

Piper Jaffray believes there's a greater than 50 per cent chance Apple will repeat the strategy with new software launches at the show. The company also said it doesn't believe such a release will affect the business of Apple competitor, Avid.

"While a high-end version of Apple's Final Cut could be on par with Avid in many respects as far as functionality, Apple would be fighting a perception issue that pro editors have, as well as a loyalty to what they and the industry have been using for over a decade," Munster said.