Apple has shipped a major update for its professional video applications.

Pro Applications Update 2005-02 addresses issues with underlying frameworks and shared components in these applications.

Apple recommends the update to all users of Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro 5, Motion 2, Soundtrack Pro, DVD Studio Pro 4, LiveType 2, Compressor 2, Apple Qmaster 2, and Final Cut Express HD 3.

It updates the Helium.framework, repairing some underlying problems when transcoding between PAL and NTSC. It also "addresses" an image jitter issue when using Compressor to transcode from HDV to Standard Def MPEG-2.

As well as an installed version of Apple's video products, users need Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, QuickTime 7.0 or later and Pro Applications Update 2005-01.

The update improves user interface reliability.