FCS Upgrade

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mooseface, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. mooseface macrumors member

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    Im not going to lie, I've got a torrented version of FCS2 on my Mac Pro at the moment. I'm a film student so don't make any money off of it and cant afford to buy the full version. My question is will the educational/upgrade version of FCS3 upgrade the d/l version? Again, I won't be using it to make money at the mo but I'm fed up with torrenting good software.
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

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    I'm glad you're coming over from the dark side :)

    If you buy the academic version of FCS3 there is no need to "upgrade". It is the full version of the software.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. mooseface thread starter macrumors member

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    I had heard that the educational version was basically just the upgrade? If not, that's awesome! Also, would I be able to upgrade the educational version to another ed. version? I'm in the UK if that makes any difference.
     
  4. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    The EDU version is a complete, full version of the app. EDU versions aren't upgradeable.


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  5. mooseface thread starter macrumors member

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  6. failsafe1 macrumors 6502a

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    FCS is incredible. Loose the torrent and look for an old version on Amazon. Last month I decided to hunt for an old version. On eBay they tend to go for high prices but on Amazon I found FCP version 1.2.1 shipped for $33. It arrived and I called Apple to make sure it was upgradeable and purchased the upgrade from Amazon for $262 shipped so I got into a full version for the price of the upgrade. The EDU version sells for $499 at the university where I work but is $899 from Apple. The trouble is it is not upgradeable when the new version comes out.
     
  7. Illmetaphor macrumors member

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    real talk...there is no point of wasting a lot of money on getting FCS 3.
     
  8. mooseface thread starter macrumors member

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    I have also been thinking that. As there are no massively new features and I'm not earning my living from using it I may wait until the next installment, which will hopefully come out before I finish Uni! Anyone know a rough time frame?
     
  9. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    FCP is usually refreshed about every two years.


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