The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors

The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors

amazon black friday deals for film editors

If you’re a film editor looking for the best Black Friday Deals for film editing gear, post-production tools and those essential ‘must have’ gadgets and gizmos then you’ve come to the right place!

I like to pick up a bargain as much as the next person and Black Friday/Cyber Monday is one of the best times of year to do just that.

But, as the capitalist machine crunches into high gear, the challenge for the editor of today (besides whether to spend money on stuff you don’t really need, or pick up an essential bargain) is not that lack of deals to take advantage of, but the abundance of them.

There’s just too much to wade through!

In this post I’m going to try to cherry pick the very best deals I’ve seen –  or that you tell me about! (hit the comments below), throughout Black Friday Deals ‘week’ and Cyber Monday.

If you’re currently a little cash strapped at the minute – fear not! You can still grab some excellent post production Freebies and promo codes here.

If you’re turned off by all this hoopla straddling what was, traditionally a US holiday of Giving Thanks (rather than getting stuff!), then sit back and enjoy this nicely animated 30 minute education on How the Economic Machine Works, by billionaire Ray Dalio.

Here you can pick up some really wise advice about managing your money, making more of it, and ways to ride out the turmoil of the wider economy.  Timely wisdom.

If you’re a freelancer you can get some more practical guidance on the topic of money in my ebook – How To Be A Freelance Creative. Although in case you didn’t know, I’m not a billionaire like Ray.

The Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals in Post Production

Amazon Prime Video Deals Black Friday 2016

If there’s one place to start looking for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for post production it’s got to be Amazon.

This is where the motherlode of bargains are to be found.

The trouble is, so many of them are time-limited, stock-limited and country-specific that you really have to be on your toes to catch them. So to try and make life easier I’m going try and update this post every day, through out the week with the best things I could find.

As these will be coming thick and fast I won’t have time to read up on them in the depth and detail that I would in a review post, so be sure to give them a proper shakedown before you purchase.

If you an Amazon Prime customer you’ll also get priority access to some specific deals. You can sign up for a 30 day free trial here. (Just cancel before the end of the 30 days and it won’t cost you a penny!)

amazon launchpad sales

Amazon are also offering heavy discounts in their new ‘Launchpad’ section. These are brand new products from Kickstarter and other start up platforms, which might make for some more interesting and unusual gift ideas for Christmas.

Think lots of clever tech stuff, new board games and smart solutions to daily troubles! Check it out here – Amazon Launchpad (US/UK/France/Germany)


This fancy widget should also update with some related products and links to Black Friday deals on the Amazon Store too.

Amazon are of course running decent discounts (e.g. 47%, 38%, 29% off) many of their own ‘devices’ including the new-fangled Amazon Dot, Kindles, Dash buttons (do people use those?) and Fire Tablets.

I have previously reviewed the Amazon Fire Tablet in detail here.

amazon black friday movie deals

Amazon is also running some pretty good deals on digital video purchases and rentals with up to 40% off many of the year’s best films and TV shows. Click here to have a proper rummage.

There is also a deal for 3 Blu Ray titles from their list for $13.99 and $19.99 as well as three TV seasons for $29.99.

CYBER MONDAY NEW DEALS

The big fat sale on thousands of products continues into ‘Cyber Monday’ today.

Here are some of the new deals I’ve found on Amazon. There are a lot of Prime Early Access deals to be had too. Sign up for a free trial to take advantage of them here.

Be sure to check in on the Black Friday Deals list for more savings on existing deals and the section below for post production brands offering big discounts!

Denon AVR-X1300W 7.2 Channel Full 4K Ultra HD AV Receiver with Bluetooth – Save $170/28%

PNY Elite-X Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Read Speeds up to 200MB/sec  – Save 30%

Sennheiser PXC 450 Active Noise-Canceling Headphones – Save 11%

Sony H.ear on Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones – Save $150/43%

X-Rite i1Display Pro – Display Calibration (Save $30/11%)

WD 1TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – (Save 40%/$34)

Mackie CR4 LTD Limited Edition 4″ Creative Reference Multimedia Monitors (Save 20%)

WD My Cloud WDBCTL0020HWT 2TB Personal Cloud Storage (Certified Refurbished) – On the deal only $170

Samsung U28E590D 28″ 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) LED-backlit Monitor (Certified Refurbished) – Save 36%/$165)

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 (2nd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First – Save $50

Shure SM7B Vocal Dynamic Cardioid Microphone – Save $100 (Only 2 left!)

G-Technology G-DRIVE USB 3.0 4TB External Hard Drive (Save 23%/$45)

[Upgraded Version] Anker USB 3.0 SuperSpeed 10-Port Hub Including a BC 1.2 Charging Port with 60W (12V / 5A) Power Adapter – Save 58%/$70

ATGOIN Bluetooth Headphones, Wireless 4.1 Earbuds Stereo Earphones, Noise Cancelling Sweatproof Headset (Save 70%)

Jurassic Park Collection: Jurassic Park / The Lost World Jurassic Park / Jurassic Park III / Jurassic World [Blu-ray] – Only $19.99

ACER Products – Save up to 30% on monitors, laptops, desktops and more!

UPDATING LIST OF AMAZON BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

I’ll be updating the following list, as we go through the week with the most recent deals at the top, so be sure to check back soon…

Beyerdynamic DT770 and DT990 Pro Headphones (Up to 23%) – For more details on Beyerdynamic headphones check out this review post.

SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Newest Version) Save 43%

Razer Naga Chroma Programmable Gaming Mouse – Save 29%  – See this post to download Mission Impossible Rogue Nation Editor Eddie Hamilton’s Razer Naga mapping.

Savings on Samsung Solid State Drives (SSD) and External Memory Cards

Sony MDRXB50BS/B Wireless, In-Ear, Sports Headphone (Save 52%)

Dell UltraSharp U2414H 23.8” Inch Screen LED Monitor (Save 43%/$150)

Dell UP3017 73GTT 30-Inch Screen Led-Lit Monitor (Save 17%/$196)

Slappa Full-Sized HardBody PRO Headphone Case (Save 29%)

Crucial DDR 3 and DDR 4 RAM Modules at discounted prices

GoPro HERO – Save 30%/$40

Sennheiser HD 598 Cs Closed Back Headphone – Save 60%/$150 – Check out this previous post on The Best Headphones for Film Editors

Microsoft Surface Book – Save $250

Transcend 480 GB TLC SATA III 6Gb/s 2.5″ Solid State Drive (Save 30%)

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3 ANC In-Ear Headphones (Save 45%/£90)

AKG Y50BT Portable Foldable On-Ear Rechargeable Bluetooth Headphones (Save 47%)

Oculus Rift + VR Gaming PC Bundle (Save over $300) Check out this post on 360 and VR for more info.

Save up to 40% on Crucial and Lexar Memory Products (SSD/Readers/USB Drives and more) – I use a Crucial SSD in my modified Macbook Pro

Save 30% on Blue Yeti Microphones – Check out this post, which includes a Blue Yeti, for thoughts on the Best Microphones for Recording VO

Savings on Zoom Audio Recorders and Kit Bundles

Sony MDRV6 Studio Monitor Headphones (Save 22%)

Pelican Cases – Save over 60%/$250 on selected Pelican Cases

Quick Link – The Best Deals on Giant 4K Sony, Samsung and LG TVs

The Best Blu Ray and Projector Deals over Black Friday Week

Middle-earth Limited Collector’s Edition, 30 disc Blu-ray and DVD gift set of LOTR Trilogy and Hobbit Trilogy (Save 35%/$210)

VR 3D Glasses, ZKTC Improved Virtual Reality Headset 3D Goggles (Save 50%)

Savings on Razer Mechanical Keyboards and Mice – Bundles available on the Razer store too.

Western Digital External Hard drives at reduced prices

Sandisk Memory Cards with up to 50% off

Bose CineMate 15 Home Theater Speaker System (Best Seller, Save $150/30%)

Logitech Gaming Mice, Keyboards and More – Save up to 25%

Anker PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable (3ft) – Check out this previous review of Anker Powerline cables

Corsair CH-9000231-EU SCIMITAR Multi-Colour RGB Backlit Performance Optical Gaming Mouse (Save 24%)

Camera Backpack, Evecase Canvas DSLR Travel Camera Backpack w/Laptop Compartment (Save 73%)

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II  (Save $50)

Bose SoundTrue around-ear headphones II (Save $50)

Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones (Save 20%/$50)

Portable iPhone Charger (Save 30%)

Discounts on lots of TASCAM products – audio recorders, mixers, headphones and more!

Denon HEOS HomeCinema Soundbar & Subwoofer (Save $300)

Lamicall Adjustable Tablet Stand (Save 73%)

Dell UltraSharp U2715H 27-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor (Save $214)

Primacc External Slot-in USB CD RW Drive Burner Superdrive (Save 60%)

Savings on Seagate 4TB USB 3 Drive with 200 GB of Cloud Storage

ASUS MG28UQ 28″ 4K/UHD 3840×2160 1ms Adaptive-Sync Eye Care Gaming Monitor

More Black Friday Deals and Discounts for Film Editors

save money on Inside The Edit

There are plenty of other stores and sites getting in on the Black Friday Deals action so be sure to check out these offers too!

I’ll update this as more details become available and offer codes appear online.

Inside The Edit – The online editing course that is in a league of it’s own, is offering a Black Friday discount. Use the code FRIDAY to save 50% on all memberships. Check out this previous review for more details and freebies.

Colour Grading Central  – Use the code blackfriday16 to get 40% off their core products, which include Color Finale Pro, LUT Utility and several professional LUT packs. They also give away free LUTS!

Mixing Light.com – The membership site run by three professional colorists has steep discounts available from Friday Nov 25th – Tuesday November 29th. Save 50% on Quarterly membership plans, 30% on Annual plans and they’ve just launched new DaVinci Resolve 12.5 Training which is on sale too!

B and H Photo and Video always have some great deals for post production professionals at this time of year.

Ripple Training – makers of excellent training tutorials are offering a Thanks Giving 30% discount on all tutorials (check out these posts for more details FCPX | DaVinci Resolve) from Nov 24th – Nov 29th.

Rampant Design Tools has a huge Black Friday sale on their digital products, with 60-80% off! Use the code RDTBLKFRI

Hedge For Mac – Save 30% off on their easy to use DIT offload and verification tool, previously reviewed here. Offer only for Black Friday.

FX Factory Plugins are 20% off from November 23rd to Nov 29th. There’s many great ones to choose from!

Film Convert – All their individual colour grading plugins and the bundle are 30% off from Nov 21st to Nov 28th. Check out my previous detailed review here.

Grainzilla – Save 50% off everything in their code GZBLACKFRIDAY – Download free Film Grain and Light Leaks here!

Digital Rebellion are offering educational pricing for all with 30% off their broad selection of incredible useful post production tools.

Boris FX – Have up to 50% off their range of plugins until Nov 29th.

Adobe – Save 20% on Creative Cloud Subscriptions.

Save 40% on Avid Media Composer Monthly Subscriptions – what more do you need to know?

Fayteq – Save 30% on Fayteq’s match moving and compositing plugin from Nov 25th – 28th with the code FayIN-BFCM-2016

Red Giant also traditionally have a big Black Friday sale too on their great software products. Check out my Trapcode Suite 13 review here.

Mettle – Save 25% on everything in their store, 360 and VR plugins for Adobe apps, with the code BLACK25. Check out this round up on 360/VR for more details.

CyberPowerPC are offering some time-limited discounts on their bespoke PC and laptop configurations.

Apogee Digital are offering discounts on their certified refurbished audio interfaces, while stocks last.

Razer – Buy bundled keyboards, mice, matts and more in their Cyber weekend sale.

ContractMint – Contract templates for freelancers. Save 49% on 1 contract or 70% on all-contract bundle. Use code: BlackMint

LearnSquared – High calibre training courses on motion graphics, title design and more. Save 25% with the code: BlackFriday. Check out this previous post for more details.

Pomfort – Makers of the industry’s leading DIT and on-set colour grading software will be running a Cyber Monday only sale with 20% off using the code 2016CYBERFUNDAY20.

Divergent Media – Save 50% on Scopebox with the code thanks2016

Apple – will have a rare ‘one day shopping event’ on Friday too.

Apple black friday sale

Found a deal – share it in the comments!

If you find a post production related deal online that you think other editors, colorists and DITs might benefit from then hit the comments and share the love!

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