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 PMW-F5 model that’s already in stock. Both the PL version as well as the EF version of the EOS C300 are now $2000 off and available at B&H with 0% financing. That makes the C300 priced at $13,999 right now.Read more
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. US: Get started with Adobe Creative Cloud (yearly plan) for $29.95: LINK For Europe: 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:Read more
It looks like the Avid people thought what Adobe did last week was a good idea. Here’s another 50% off deal in response to the problematic start of Apple’s new Final Cut Pro X. Excerpt from Avid press release: In response to your feedback, we are extending the cross-grade to Media Composer – through September. Final Cut Pro (excluding FCP X) users can get Media Composer 5.5 at the promotional price of $995 USD. What’s more, you’ll get free Avid Media Composer for Final Cut Pro Users online training from Class on Demand (a $100 USD value) So the question for many of us is: Learn FCPX, learn Premiere CS or learn Avid MC? I haven’t decided yet, what’s your choice? Definitely a good idea to make this decision while the competition is hot. Here’s how you can get Avid Media Composer 5.5 for $995 (or 800€): – Go to the Avid Store, add item(s) to cart and checkout. – Enter FCP serial number and email address in this form. – Enter the discount code (you’ll receive it in your email) in Avid Store checkout. Through other resellers Avid Media Composer 5.5 currently costs about $2000. Offer expires September 30, 2011Read more
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