updated 09:20 am EDT, Tue August 20, 2002
Final Cut Pro, Apple's professional video and film editing software, will be honored with a 2002 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for its "impact on the television industry by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences tomorrow at the Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood." Apple's Steve Jobs is quoted in a press release as saying: "Final Cut Pro has democratized professional video editing by bringing the capabilities of a $50,000 editing bay to everyone for under $1,000. We are honored and excited to be receiving Apple's second Emmy Award." Apple's first Emmy was awarded in 2001 for the company's invention and popularization of FireWire, which is used almost universally in the film and video production industries.