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***Winners announced***

Digital Rebellion have upgraded and renamed their very successful FCS Maintenance Pack to Pro Maintenance Tools. More supported apps, more features, Lion compatible and we have two copies to give away.

If you've been on the Final Cut forums you will know that the FCS maintenance pack from Digital Rebellion has almost legendary status. It has analysed, cured and repaired many FCP systems worldwide. 

Pro Maintenance Tools is the successor to FCSMP, it now supports more apps, Avid, Premiere and of course Final Cut Pro 7 and FCPX.

To have the chance of winning one of the 2 packs each worth $139, all you have to do is tweet the title of this story and include @FCPdotCo in the tweet. The easiest way to do this is from the tweet button on the top left of the article. The winners will be picked at random from the tweets from now until Friday evening, so get tweeting!

Winners listed here

We advise you to check out the feature list on Digital Rebellion's website as it is too long to list here. They have produced this video which gives you a quick run through of Pro Maintenance Tools. 

Shane Ross described FCSMP as "The single most useful toolkit you can have for Final Cut Studio. This is really the 'must have' set of tools if you want to ensure that you have a smooth working system." Now that the app also looks after Avid and Premiere on the Mac we can see this being an essential install for editors. If you've ever had to go through a timeline looking for a corrupt clip, you'll know it's going to pay for itself in time saving terms alone.

There is also a 15 day free trial available.

"Pro Maintenance Tools is a 64-bit, Lion-compatible version of FCS Maintenance Pack that works with Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro for Mac. This is all included in one version - you do not need to buy different versions for each NLE. This means that you're covered no matter which application you decide to switch to after the obsolescence of Final Cut Studio.

FCS Maintenance Pack Network Admin is not compatible with Pro Maintenance Tools. If you want to remotely administrate Pro Maintenance Tools, you must runPro Admin. Licensed Network Admin users do not need to purchase Pro Admin as they can use their Network Admin licenses with the new version. There is more information on the future of Pro Admin here.

Pro Maintenance Tools is $139 for a single license. FCS Maintenance Pack users can upgrade for $39, but if you upgrade before August 1st 2011 you'll be able to get it for only $29."