Apple UK today announced that Final Cut Pro 3 will be available from December 17.

The video-editing application costs £829 (inc. VAT). Registered users of any version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade to Final Cut Pro 3 for £249. Versions for both Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 are included in the Final Cut Pro 3 box on two separate CDs.

Final Cut Pro 2 is still available. The company is running a special promotional bundle until the end of December. Under this deal, customers can get Final Cut Pro 2 and DVD Studio Pro 1.1 together for a combined price of £999 - a saving of over £400. These customers will also qualify for Apple's special £39 upgrade.

Customers purchasing Final Cut Pro 2 between November 4 and December 31, 2001, qualify for a specially priced Final Cut Pro 3.0 upgrade CD for £39 (inc VAT) directly from Apple UK. This offer is available while stocks last. The upgrade CD-ROM does not include printed manuals.