A BBC division is moving to produce high-definition (HD) shows using Apple's Final Cut Pro HD.

BBC Factual has confirmed plans to use the Panasonic AJ-HDX900 DVCPRO HD camcorder alongside Apple's industry leading professional video application in order to create all its high-definition shows, beginning in April 2007.

"We’ve developed a High Definition migration strategy for all programmes produced by BBC Factual Studios. This move is driven by commissioner’s likely requirements, with projected high-profile productions, as well as the need to create and build a library of HD stock footage," said John Attard, head of technology at BBC Factual Studios, according to HDTV UK.