Monday, 26 September, 2011
Avid and FCP for just over a lakh Rupees
Apple is still selling Final Cut Studio 3 which contains Final Cut Pro 7, Motion, Compressor, Soundtrack Pro, Color.DVD Studio Pro. For the price of about Rs 60,000 or maybe lower, this is still a good bargain.
The price of Avid Media Composer, (software only) on the other hand, is Rs 1.4 lakhs.
But, for a very short while, you can get both for substantially less.
Avid has a special offer for Avid Media Composer in exchange for your FCP number, for less than Rs 60,000. So, if you buy FCP 7 now, give Avid just the number of your FCP, you can have an Avid and a FCP for a little over Rs 1,10,000.
Avid's offer ends Sept 30, 2011. You need to give them a valid FCP license number. Not the software, just the serial number.
More details here…
Or, just get in touch with Real Image or any other Avid resellers in your area.
And by the way, it is possible to run Avid and FCP on the same system.
If your requirement is to be able to capture from tape and play out to a VTR or monitor, you need hardware. The Mojo SDI will work in Avid but not FCP. And Mojo does not support HD. Blackmagic cards support HD and work in FCP, but not in Avid. So also Aja cards.
Get in touch with me and I can suggest how best to configure a system for FCP and Avid.