Apple UK has launched its 'Pro editing, instant savings' offer.

This means customers buying any Mac can get up to £130 off the cost of Final Cut Express 2. This products usual price is £199 (including VAT).

Based on Final Cut Pro 4, Final Cut Express 2 is an intermediate solution with more features than iMovie, though slightly fewer high-end features than the parent application.

It offers RT Extreme for real-time compositing and effects, an enhanced user interface, real-time colour-correction tools and enhanced audio-editing capabilities.

The offer is applicable with any Mac purchase, and is payable instantly at the time of purchase from now until September 25, 2004. It is available from the Apple Store and participating Apple resellers. Both software and the Mac must be purchased simultaneously.