Apple has released the International English update to Final Cut Pro, bringing the video-editing application up to Version 1.2.5.

The update is available for download from Apple’s software support Web site.

The update adds YUV processing, which lets you preserve the values of your original source material, and support for the 16:9 format has also been improved. The full suite of editing tools is now available in this mode. Rendering speeds have also been increased with a "make reference movie" command.

The new features build on those added with Final Cut Pro 1.2, which included G4 Velocity Engine support, increased rendering speeds, improved batch capture, convenient three-way shuttling, the ability to import Macromedia Flash files, and new audio reverb filters and PAL support.