A helpful list of current promotions on audio and video software
Being a global music brand, BMGPM is aware of the challenges that our friends are currently facing across the creative industries.
We've taken notice of the hugely positive response from software companies and put together a resource of free and discounted software to help you keep your creative juices flowing during these testing times.
This list will grow as we hear about new offers so don't forget to check back with us!
Free and discounted creative tools
FabFilter is offering a free 30-day evaluation extension for all plug-ins.
Avid created three guides outlining options for supporting remote workflows using their existing products:
- Broadcast and News Guide (PDF)
- Media Composer Remote Options Guide (PDF)
- Pro Tools Cloud Collaboration Guide (PDF)
If you’re looking to learn or re-up your Avid skills. Assistant Editors Bootcamp just released their AEing for Reality TV Class for FREE (Usually USD$300) which includes 4x 1/2 hour video lessons and materials.
Ableton Trials are usually limited to 30 days trials but you’re now able to get all the features of Ableton Live 10 Suite free for 90 days. All features should be unlocked, including exporting and saving.
Autodesk is offering free and extended access to cloud collaboration products as well as extending contract payment terms to 60 days for the next few months. The offer includes the following products:
- BIM 360 Docs
- BIM 360 Design
- Fusion 360
- Fusion Team
- AutoCAD (Web and Mobile, and Shotgun).
It is also extending contract payment terms to 60 days for the next few months.
Customers can take advantage of the extended access program until May 31st. However, like many of the offers on this list, they will continue to evaluate a potential expansion of this program as the needs of their customers warrant.
Motion Array is offering 3 months of full access to the following products for free:
These features are typically only available with Monthly or Annual memberships but now they are open to everyone at no cost until July 1, 2020. You can access these free tools HERE.
Adobe is extending the renewal grace period to 60 days for its Creative Cloud Value Incentive Plan, and eliminating additional license charges for 60 days for its Enterprise Term License Agreement customers.
It is also making:
- Adobe Portfolio free until May 15th
- Moving its Adobe Summit online, with videos and additional sessions from March 31st onwards.
- Offering 60 days free credit if you go to cancel your account now.
Now, Adobe hasn’t officially announced the ‘60 Days Free Credit’ promotion anywhere, so you’ll need to follow a few steps to take advantage of this deal.
It’s worth noting that this offer may or may not work for you depending on your billing situation, so please be aware that results may vary!
Boris FX is offering free 60-day at-home licenses for Sapphire, Continuum, Mocha Pro and Silhouette for qualifying Boris FX customers to replace any floating licenses locked in the office. These home licenses are available for the following programs:
- Mocha Pro
Drastic is offering free 3-month licenses for existing customers as well as those that can use its media content creation tools to make working at home easier.
- The MediaReactor extended file import and export tool for Avid and Adobe
- Net-X-Code scalable capture/playout/transcode server.
To support remote collaboration, EditShare is making its Flow media management system available for free now through July 1.
Ftrack is offering its video review platform for free until May 31st for anyone working remotely. Each workspace comes with 250GB of storage and there’s no obligation to purchase after.
It’s worth noting that this offer is until the 31st of May and the date is subject to extension depending on circumstances at that time.
Anyone working from home due to Covid-19 can get a free trial of iconik’s hybrid cloud media management system with $300 in usage credit, which could allow a team of five users to use it for 30 days.
This offer is valid through to May 31st with the 30 days usage estimated for 1 power user and 4 standard users.
Signiant is waiving any Media Shuttle active user overage fees that would normally result from utilisation that exceeds a customer’s subscription tier until May 31.
Studio Network Solutions has introduced the free utility Nomad, a remote workflow tool for its EVO storage server. The utility runs on any Mac or Windows computer and helps users repurpose ShareBrowser preview files into proxy files for offline editing.