FCS sends you a bundle for


FCS sends you a bundle for $600 and you can do whatever you want with it. Load it up to more than one computer if you want. Just don’t register the software. There’s no limit to the student version that I have except that I won’t upgrade to FCS3, which won’t be for years anyway.

You ask this question about software not being allowed for projects you are selling…First of all, I’ve never heard of that rule. Second, how are people going to know what software you use. I think someone gave you the wrong information on that one.

I really know how the industry will deal with everyone learning Final Cut, but I don’t think anyone is going to say “You have to learn this program” They just look for people who already know the programs they have. And it just so happens that a lot of people are investing in Final Cut and are looking for final cut editors. Trust me, I do freelance work and a lot of people look for Final Cut editors or just don’t care what you use.

And to your last paragraph, I highly doubt you will be disqualified from a festival if you use FCP, that is, if that rule even exists. It’s too popular…so many people use it. And you’re not going to be getting sued over what editing software you use.

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