Should I buy academic Final Cut Studio?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by oxband, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    The computer store connected to my university sells Final Cut Studio academic version for 300 bucks. It's the same as the 999 dollar non-academic version. The salesman reasoned I might as well get the academic version since the price of any future upgrade will likely be around the price of this academic version, so if I wanted the upgrade, I could just buy a new, upgraded academic version in the future.

    That logic seemed pretty good to me. But I figured I'd run it by other people before I open the box.
     
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  4. Aldaris macrumors 65816

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    Absolutely not! And here's why...

    Upgradeability!

    Academic versions cannot be upgraded. You will regret it later.

    I have never once known the academic version to take upgrades. Talk with a real apple guy and not the campus store.
     

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