Apple has confirmed that Final Cut Pro and other applications within the Final Cut Studio will no longer be available individually. The company hopes to direct customers for any one of those products - including Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro 4, Motion 2, Soundtrack Pro, and Production Suite - into purchasing Final Cut Studio. A note on Apple's website confirms the quietly-delivered news: "After January 10, 2006, the individual applications in Final Cut Studio will only be available as part of the suite."
The company is offering owners of any of the constituent applications a discount deal that lets them upgrade less punitively. "To make it easy for our customers to make the move to Final Cut Studio, we're offering amazing deals to current owners of Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro 4, Motion 2, Soundtrack Pro, and Production Suite. When you take advantage of this offer, you'll get the Universal version of Final Cut Studio when it becomes available."
News source: Macworld | UK