updated 02:20 pm EDT, Mon March 26, 2007
FCP crossgrade removed
Apple has quietly removed the Universal crossgrade for its Final Cut Pro Studio software from its website. The move comes ahead of the NAB electronic media show in Las Vegas, Nevada, where some industry watchers expect Apple to release an update to its Final Cut Pro software. The crossgrade had been available for 12 months prior to its removal, and "expired" last week, according to one Apple representative. Another source also reports that Apple will likely introduce both Mac OS X Leopard and an eight-core Mac Pro -- Apple's top-end professional desktop system -- to accompany a Final Cut Pro upgrade at the event. Apple has already sent email invites to video production professionals to attend a special event at NAB in The Venetian Hotel and Casino; Apple has in the past consistently unveiled new products or services at such scheduled events.