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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 14 May 2010
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I ordered this product through the Apple education store, being at university meant that i only paid 250 not the 800+ RRP. I started editing around 3 years ago and have tried or owned most programs out there including vegas pro, FC Express, pinnacle studio :(, I have to say that this is truly a remarkable product. You get everything you could possibly need and a bit more. FCP is great and if like me you upgraded from FCE then you will find it really easy to pick up as the interface is very similar. As for using the other programs in the suite, each interface is different but a few hours looking around the web and you will be on your way.

Is it worth upgrading from FCE? That really depends on how much style you want to bring to your projects. If you only want to do a minor bit of colour grading then you can use FCE, but more in depth work is easier on Color 1.5. The same goes for sound and graphics work, minor stuff can be done in FCE or Livetype, but Soundtrack Pro is such a powerful tool you can do almost anything with it and Motion 4 is just as good.

The workflow is also brilliant. If your editing something in FC and want to colour grade it, or edit the soundtrack just click File>Send to, and you can select any program in the suite. I know that sounds small, but it is so useful to not have several files all at different stages of editing.

Would i pay 800+ for it? No because i don't do enough editing to justify that amount, but if you think you will then go for it, because you will not be disappointed. Apple really have created a great product and i will never look at the competition again!
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Initial post: 29 Oct 2010 10:16:48 BDT
I'm dying to get it.. but I'm not sure how to get the software in 250 as I am also a university student... last time I asked about this discounted price at the Apple store in Canterbury but the retailer told me they don't have such scheme.. :(

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2010 13:09:30 GMT
Sam says:
You need to call the apple store for education directly or log on to the education website using a university computer. The promotion is separate from the apple store and they need proof of attendance if you call them. hope this helps!

Posted on 8 Feb 2011 16:11:08 GMT
J. Mackie says:
How on earth did you get it for 250? I've just phoned the apple for education number and asked the student price and was quoted 750? I don't know if it depends on what course you are on as I am on a Foundation Degree, maybe it is only for lower or higher level courses than that. This sucks :|
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