Apple has upgraded its video-editing, compositing and special effects software, Final Cut Pro to version 2. Alongside other new features, the application now links with Apple’s DVD Studio Pro for sophisticated DVD authoring, and takes advantage of features in QuickTime 5.

“Final Cut Pro 2, running on our blazingly fast Power Mac G4 or PowerBook G4, offers the specialized features and robust editing workflow sought after by video professionals, without the expensive price tags,” said David Moody, Apple’s senior director of Applications Marketing.

“Final Cut Pro’s innovative, extensible real-time architecture gives editors what they need most - time to be more creative and productive,” he added.

For more information, see Macworld’s Final Cut Pro 2 preview in our Hot Stuff section.