Apple is to be honoured with an Emmy for its impact on the television industry.

A 2002 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award will be presented to Apple for Final Cut Pro, its professional video and film-editing software at the Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood.

Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO, said: "Final Cut Pro has democratized professional video editing by bringing the capabilities of a £30,000 editing bay to everyone for under £1,000.

"We are honoured and excited to be receiving Apple's second Emmy Award."

Second time Apple garnered its first Emmy in 2001 for FireWire's "material impact on television". FireWire is the IEEE 1394 connection standard. Earlier this year Apple and the 1394 Trade Association announced that the Apple's FireWire trademark, logo and symbol have been adopted as the connection standard's brand identity.

Apple claims Final Cut Pro "is popular among television industry professionals because it allows them to increase their programming output at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods".

Apple cites television channels, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MTV, ShowTime, The Discovery Channel and ESPN as among its clientele.

Final Cut Pro is a nonlinear-editing system that supports professional editing formats – such as DV, SD and HD.

Final Cut Pro 3 costs £829 (price includes VAT) for a one-user licence.