Apple has combined upgraded versions of Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Motion and Soundtrack Pro, in Final Cut Studio: "the ultimate HD video production suite".

This time last year the company announced it was bundling all the above products in Production Suite.

Final Cut Studio will be available in May. It will cost £899. Registered users from any previous version of Final Cut Pro can upgrade for £499. Production Suite customers can upgrade for £349.

Final Cut Pro 5, Soundtrack Pro, Motion 2 and DVD Studio Pro 4 will also be sold separately.

Final Cut Pro 5 is a major upgrade to Apple's award winning editing software. It features powerful new multicamera editing, native HDV support, precision editing tools, scalable real-time effects processing, advanced real-time colour correction and image manipulation filters and audio control surface support.

Soundtrack Pro is Apple's new audio editing and sound design application. It uses action-based editing to creatively design new sounds, instantly repair imperfect location recordings, and add sound effects or musical Apple Loops. Apple says it saves time by bringing audio in and out of your video editor thanks to seamless integration with Final Cut Pro and more.

Apple's advanced animation suite, Motion 2, now offers a fresh toolset and new features such as GPU-accelerated rendering, and new filters and effects.

The latest upgrade to Apple's DVD authoring software, DVD Studio Pro 4, introduces the next-generation of DVD delivery with HD DVD support for both H.264 and HDV and advanced authoring options like Alpha Transitions and multiple video and audio tracks.

Apple VP of applications marketing Rob Schoeben said: "The arrival of Final Cut Studio ushers in a new era of high definition video production that relies on effortless integration of video, audio and effects to elevate production values. Final Cut Studio allows producers to edit in a broad range of HD formats, add stunning motion graphics, sculpt the perfect soundtrack and burn their projects to high def DVDs.”