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Apple Announces $200 Pro Apps Bundle for Education (Now Available Outside USA)

 (Updated)

Apple has announced a discounted bundle of Pro Apps for educational users. Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3 are available for just $199.99 for educational use.

Hot on the heels of Adobe's rather eye watering price hike, this is great news from Apple as we all know that students will progress to full time jobs taking their software knowledge with them.

Interesting that Adobe are the only mainstream NLE developer not to be in the hardware business- Avid, Apple and Blackmagic all sell physical products. All their revenue is now derived from a subscription base.

Back to the Apple news and we were delighted when we got the email detailing the deal:

We're excited to offer a Pro Apps Bundle for Education, a collection of five industry-leading apps for Mac for $199.99. With Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3, educators can teach and students can learn with the same tools professionals use. The Pro Apps Bundle for Education is available for teachers, faculty, staff, and college students. The bundle is also available for K12 and HiEd institutions, so classrooms and creative labs can provide real world video editing and music creation experiences to prepare students for their future.

The bundle provides a great option for students/teachers starting with free apps like iMovie or GarageBand on iPad and Mac and then moving up to Final Cut or Logic on the Mac for more advanced video editing and music creation. A complete creative end-to-end solution.

More details: Pro Apps Bundle for Education.

This just in:

The offer of the education discount for the five ProApps is now live outside of the USA. For example, in the UK, the Pro Apps Bundle for Education is available for £199.99.

So if you qualify, check your Apple Education Store and enjoy the discounts!

 


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I have also worked as a broadcast and corporate editor for over 30 years, starting on one inch tape, working through many formats, right up to today's NLEs.

Under the name Idustrial Revolution, I have written and sold plugins for Final Cut Pro for 13 years.

I was made a Freeman of Lichfield through The Worshipful Company of Smiths (established 1601). Though I haven't yet tried to herd a flock of sheep through the city centre!

Current Editing

great house giveaway 2020

2020 has been busy, the beginning of the year was finishing off a new property series (cut on FCP) for Channel 4 called The Great House Giveaway. I also designed and built the majority of the graphics as Motion templates. It has been a great success and the shows grabbed more viewers in the 4pm weekday slot than any previous strand. It has been recommissioned by C4 for 60 episodes, including prime-time versions and five themed programmes. The shows have also been nominated for a 2021 BAFTA.

Tour de france 2020
Although both were postponed to later in the year, I worked again on ITV's coverage of the Tour de France and La Vuelta. 2020 was my 25th year of editing the TdF and my 20th year as lead editor. The Tour was the first broadcast show to adopt FCPX working for multiple editors on shared storage.

 

BBC snooker the crucible

BBC's Snooker has played a big part in my life, I've been editing tournament coverage since 1997. I'm proud to be part of a very creative team that has pioneered many new ideas and workflows that are now industry standard in sports' production. This is currently an Adobe Premiere edit.

amazon kindle BF

Covid cancelled some of the regular corporate events that I edit such as trade shows & events. I was lucky however to edit, from home, on projects for Amazon Kindle, Amazon Black Friday, Mastercard and very proud to have helped local charitable trust Kendall & Wall secure lottery funding.

As for software, my weapon of choice is Final Cut Pro and Motion, but I also have a good knowledge and broadcast credits with Adobe Premiere Pro, MOGRT design and Photoshop.

Plugin Design & Development

I'm the creative force behind Idustrial Revolution, one of the oldest Final Cut Pro plugin developers. It hosts a range of commercial and free plugins on the site. One free plugin was downloaded over a thousand times within 24 hours of release.

I also take on custom work, whether it is adapting an existing plugin for a special use or designing new plugins for clients from scratch. Having a good knowledge of editing allows me to build-in flexibility and more importantly, usability.

FCP.co

Now in its 10th year and 4th redesign, running FCP.co has given me knowledge on how to run a large CMS- you are currently reading my bio from the database! Although it sounds corny, I am pretty well up on social media trends & techniques, especially in the video sector. The recent Covid restrictions has enabled live FCP.co shows online. This involves managing a Zoom Webinar through Restream.io to YouTube and Facebook. 

The Future

I'm always open to new ideas and opportunities, so please get in touch at editor (at) fcp.co. I've judged film competitions, presented workflow techniques to international audiences and come up with ideas for TV shows and software programs!

 

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