The Canon C300 has just been significantly reduced in price. B&H sent out a notice announcing a $2000 pricedrop.
Even though there is competition for the C300 with the introduction of the C500 and low priced C100 the C300 fills an important slot with its internal All-I codec and SDI connection possibilities.
There’s more competition from Sony with their new
This weekend RED cut down the prices on all their camera bodies. The Scarlet-X’ price has been reduced to $7950 and the Epic now costs almost half. Is this a result of Sony’s massive camera announcement last week?
RED’s Jim Jannard doesn’t seem to call Sony’s announcement the cause for their pricedops. About the F5 and F55 he says: “These two camera announcements are significant. While I do not see them as a threat to EPIC or Scarlet… I do see them as a threat to the conventional and outdated thinking of the industry that tried so hard to cling to “1080P and 2K are good enough”.”
and says that they have lowered their “assembly costs, found better suppliers and fully paid off our NRE.” (…) “Since our costs are now significantly lower we are re-pricing our cameras as of now.”
The timing of RED’s price drops is still an interesting one and raises some questions concerning how well RED is armed against the wave of competitive large sensor cameras that are flooding the market right now.
Here are the exact price changes: ...
Adobe is really pushing their Creative Cloud now that CS6 is out since May.
Maybe they didn’t get as many subscriptions as they intended to get, maybe this whole cloud thing is just too new and complicated for people to really pick it up.
Anyway, they’re now really driving the ad mill and throwing out a deal until the end of August. You’ve got to own any previous Adobe CS app (CS3 or higher) and they give you $29.95/month instead of $49.95/month for the whole first year.
Adobe Creative Cloud explained (again):
Basically is the whole Creative Suite (CS6 as the real apps!) with some advanced cloud sharing features (like Apple iCloud), but you’re paying on a monthly basis, just as long as you use the Suite, much like an App Store if you will.
The cloud version of CS6 will set you back $600 $360 (with August deal) a year while the retail version of the whole bundle (“Master Collection“) is $2599 and the lighter, filmmaking oriented package “Production Premium CS6” is $1799. And since we can expect another next version next year anyway that’s a pretty good deal for a serious suite like that.
The downside is that you cannot use the cloud on a month-by-month basis, so you cannot only use it during September while editing and save the money cause you’re out shooting during October.
Maybe Adobe wants to take over the disappointed Final Cut Pro people before Final Cut Pro X really takes off (if ever). It’s a fact that you’ve got to put in more braincells to learn CS6 than any Apple product.
Get started with Adobe Creative Cloud (yearly plan) for $29.95: LINK
Adobe Creative Cloud (yearly plan) for 36,89€ (instead of 61,49€): LINK
Why is it more expensive in Europe? Because we have taxes.
Here are 10 free Premiere Pro CS6 Tutorials Andrew Devis to get you started on Premiere CS6: ...
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As announced on April 23rd, the newest and most feature-packed version of Adobe’s design tools, Creative Suite 6, just started shipping.
What’s really exciting though is the “creative cloud”:
Adobe is launching their new creative cloud service in 2 days.
Basically it’s the whole creative suite with some advanced cloud sharing features, but you’re paying on a monthly basis ($49.99 and $29.99 for students) to use an online version of all CS applications, much like an App Store if you will.
The cloud version of CS6 will set you back $600 a year while the retail version of the whole bundle is $2599.
This is how you access the 30-day free trial:
Go to Adobe’s creative cloud page, click “join” and on the next screen you can choose the free trial.
If you own a previous CS version you can start a creative cloud membership for a reduced price of $29/month:
You can buy the Adobe CS6 products at B&H:
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I hope you didn’t buy it when prices were down last week, because now prices are even downer. B&H sells it for $1999 and shipping is free. Only through this link:
By: Sebastian Wöber
I went over to the RED booth today which is a 200 meter (figure that out in feet yourself plz) walk from all the rest of the video gear stuff.
I ran into Ted Schilowitz and I think he liked my nerdcam setup since he knew what he had in his hands was a far superior camera to any other compact shooter out there right now.
You also might or might not have noticed the remark on Arri’s relatively new Alexa camera, referred to as “the rest of the world”. Yes, it’s true, the Alexa is only HD because the developers thought it would suffice back when they started creating it. The Alexa was developed in my home town by the way, in Vienna Austria, so he got me there again. No hard feelings though cause he’s got a good point saying his camera is more of a movie camera, I’d also rather reboot that Epic than rec.709 the Alexa I must admit.
Ted also talked about the Epic-S camera which will be what the Scarlet once was on paper. It will have interchangeable lenses and a bigger sensor than the Scarlet. No price on the Epic-S, and I’m pretty sure that means we’ll have to wait “a bit” more. Scarlet will be around $6k, but only have a 2/3 inch sensor. I’m sure this will be THE killer documentary camera though and we’ll hear a lot about this one on cinema5D.
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