Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors 2018

Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors 2018

Best deals for film editors

  • Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors 2018
  • The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon
  • The Best Post Production Discounts and Promo Codes

I’ve rounded up all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals I can find for film editors including discounts on editing related gear, post-production software and all those essential ‘must have’ gadgets to fill out your edit suite.

Hopefully by bringing them all into one place you can more easily discover a bargain and share it with your pals.

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When it comes to Amazon’s two week Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales bonanza there are just so many deals running and for different lengths of time (some for a week, some for a few hours!) that it becomes a real chore to wade through them all.

So I’ll be doing that for you, sifting the wheat from the chaff, but be sure to check back often to see what’s been added to the post each day over the coming week.

If you hear of a great sale (or are running one) hit the comments to let me know!

If you’re currently a little strapped for cash at the minute – fear not – you can still grab some excellent post production freebies and promo codes, year round, right here.

Amazon’s Best Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals for Film Editors 2018

Best black friday deals on Amazon for film editor 2018

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 with deals running from the 16th – 26th November 2018.

If you an Amazon Prime customer you’ll not only get free shipping on many of these items, but you’ll also get priority access to some Prime-only lightning deals.

So it’s a good idea to 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!)

As so many of these deals are time-limited, stock-limited and country-specific it can be a challenge not to miss out, so I’ll be updating this post every day through out the week with the best things I can find.

Hopefully most of these links should take you to the right Amazon store for your country.

As these deals 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.

black friday deals on amazon devices

Amazon Device Deals

Amazon are of course running substantial discounts many of their own devices including

I have previously reviewed the Amazon Fire Tablet in detail here, using it as a cheap and portable 2nd screen training library, which also doubles as my daughter’s portable distraction device, for parenting emergencies.

Amazon Smart Plug Deals

Amazon’s new smart plug is also available at an introductory price of $24.99 a pop. Working in combination with Alexa you can now control any power outlet with your voice or even remotely while you’re away.

You can even set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app without needing a smart home home to control everything.

So you can roll over in bed in the morning and mumble ‘Alexa, turn on the coffee’ and get your day underway.

Audible Deal – 50% off first first 4 months

Audible Membership deal 2018

If you’re into listening to audiobooks while travelling, working or, you know, resting then Amazon have a pretty decent deal giving you 50% off your first four months.

I once listened through 24 hours of audio books whilst doing a ton of graphics work on a gig once, kept me sane!

After the four months the subscription will automatically renew at the higher price, but you can cancel at any time.

This deal runs until 14th December and comes with a few other benefits:

  • One credit per month, valid for any audiobook regardless of price.
  • Every audiobook is yours to keep, even if you cancel.U
  • Up to 70% off additional audiobooks with exclusive member-only deals
  • Exchange for free. Swap any audiobook, anytime for any reason.

Check it out for yourself on Amazon’s Audible page.

Amazon Prime Movie and Music Deals

best black friday movie deals

Amazon is also running some pretty good deals on digital video purchases and rentals with up to 50% off many of the year’s best films and TV shows. Click here to have a proper rummage.

You can also buy three select 4K UHD titles for $49.99 (or less!), from a huge range of titles, including Dunkirk, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Inception, The Big Lebowski, The Matrix, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Baby Driver, Atomic Blonde, The Dark Crystal, Wonder Woman, Labyrinth and many more!

You can also get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents / 99 pence. This subscription will auto-renew at $7.99 a month for Prime members there after.

amazon launchpad sales

Amazon are also offering discounts in the Launchpad section of the store.

These are brand new products from smaller startups who may have raised Kickstarter or Indie Go Go dollars to get funded and it’s worth having a look 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.

As a quick example, these Quad Driver IEM headphones from 1MORE are 25% off ($50) right now.

Also these educational robotic toys from Anki are 30% off.

Check it out here – Amazon Launchpad (US/UK/France/Germany)

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UPDATING LIST OF AMAZON BLACK FRIDAY/CYBER MONDAY 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…

Black Friday Week

20% (e.g. $450) off Refurbished Apple MacBook Pro 15″ Mid 2017 with Touchbar

Save 33% on 15 key Elgato Stream Deck Customisable Controller  – Review from me coming soon!

Savings on Seagate ext/int hard drives – including 4TB USB 3.0 drive for $79.99

44% off Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming mouse with 12 programmable buttons

Save $70 on Corsair K95 RGB Platinum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

30% on FlexiSpot Standing Desks and Height Adjustable Desk Toppers

Save 40% on Anker PowerCore Portable Chargers

Save $311 on Western Digital 2TB SSD USB 3.1 drives

Save $50 on Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones, Noise Cancelling, with Alexa Voice Control

Up to $100 of Sonos speakers and home theatre speaker sets

Get over 40% off Tile Bluetooth trackers

Save $20 on Mackie MP220 Dual Driver IEMs

Mad Max High Octane Collection (8-disc Blu-ray) is half-price

$100 (29%) off G-Tech 1TB SSD R-Series portable hard drives

Save 38% ($50) on Samsung T5 USB 3.1 SSD 250GB hard drive (save 21% on 1TB version)

47% off Samsung T5 SSD drives on Amazon.co.uk

Save $100 (25%) on Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 Portable 500GB SSD drive

40% off Netgear R6700 Nighthawk AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Ethernet Router

50% off ($90) Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Keyboard with 9 programmable buttons

46% ($36.99) off Logitech G600 gaming mouse with 20 programmable buttons

Lots of savings on Canon lenses and DSLR bodies including $500 off Canon EOS 5D Mark IV camera body

£114 off Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H4 Wireless Headphones (normally £249.99)

$50 off Audio-Technica ATH-ANC700BT Wirless Noise-Cancelling High-Resolution Audio Headphones

$80 off Bose SoundLink II headphones

Save $100.99 (23%) on Dell Ultrasharp 27″ U2715H (2560 x 1440)

Save 30% on V-MODA Crossfade wireless headphones

Amazon Prime Member Deal – Rent Incredibles 2 for $2.99

Save $200 on 2018 HP Omen gaming laptop with Intel i7-8750H Processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, 32 GB RAM DDR4 2666Mhz, 512 GB SSD PCIE NVMe SSD

Anker USB-C Hub with 3 x USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet ports for only $44

Anki Robotic Toys, you know, for kids! – 30% off

Save £230/26% on LG 34UC99 34 inch Curved Ultrawide IPS Monitor (3440 x 1440)

Save 9% on LG 34UC98-W 34-Inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide QHD IPS Monitor with Thunderbolt 2

Save 25% on a range of computer monitors from LG, Benq, Acer, Dell, Samsung, and Phillips

Save $136.99 (55%) on Sony XB950N1 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

27% – 50% off Western Digital external hard drives – Save 31% on 8TB USB 3.0 Elements Desktop, 50% off 3TB My Passport USB 3.0 drive

Save 26%/$52 on Samsung 860 EVO 1TB Internal Solid State Drive

Save 40% on Samsung 128GB MicroSD EVO memory card

Save $145 (58%) on Sandisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC UHS-I Card with Adaptor

Up to 55% off Shure headphones, microphones and DACs. Including: Shure SE215 In Ear Monitors (usually $199) for $89 and $50 off Shure SRH840 Pro Monitoring Headphones.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – Save $20. A good gift for anyone you who you just don’t know what to get them!

50% off Speck SmartShell cases for Macbook Pro 13″ and 15″ Laptops

Save 34%/$30 on Ergotech heavy duty monitor arms with desk clamp mounts

Save 34%/$20 on Timbuk2 rugged Laptop Backpacks

30% off iOttie GoPro Suction Cup Mount for Hero 3/3+/4

Save 11% on Canon Wi-Fi Adaptor SD card W-E1

More deals will be added soon…

Black Friday is also apparently a good time of year to buy a new TV and/or sound bar, here are some of the best deals:

Save $10,000(!) on Sony XBR77A1E 77-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart BRAVIA OLED TV (2017 Model)

Save $300 on LG Electronics OLED65C8PUA 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model)

Up to 44% off ($653!) LG 4K UHD Smart LED TVs (2018 models x 7 options)

Up to 39% ($702) off Samsung 4K UHD Smart LED TV (2018 models x 4 options)

Save over $900 on Samsung QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV (2018)

Save $400+ on Sony XBR65X850F 65-Inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV (2018 Model)

Save $150 on Sony HT-MT300/B Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer

Save $50 on Bose Solo 5 TV Sound Bar

Save $30 on Yamaha YAS-207BL Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

samsung tv black friday deals

The Best Cyber Monday Deals for Film Editors

Amazon are running their Cyber Monday week of deals, with some decent money saving offers to check out too. Although it’s worth clicking through any Black Friday Deals that catch you eye listed above as many of these ares still running!

Save $118 on QNAP 4-Bay Professional NAS

Jurassic Park 1-5 blu-ray + digital collection for only $27.99 (49% off)

$100 off Samsung X5 Thunderbolt 3 SSD drive and more savings on other Samsung SSD drives.

26% off Panasonic Hi Res Audio bluetooth, noise cancelling headphones

Save $129 (30%) on nuraphone headphones – Cyber Monday Only!  Here’s my 5,000 word review

Save $114 (33%) on Nebula Capsule Portable Mini Projector

UK Deal – Up to 44% off Western Digital hard drives and SSD drives

Save on a range of Audio-Technica Headphones, including the ATH-MX50 and MX70 headphones

Save 40% on tiny Nonda USB to USB-C adaptors, now under $7 – Buy at least a couple of these if you have a new Macbook Pro!

Save $100 on Sony UBP-X700 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player (2018 Model)

Save $100 on Bang & Olufsen Beoplay E8 Premium bluetooth ear-bud headphones

Razer BlackWidow Tournament Edition Chroma V2 Mechanical Keyboard for only $99

Save $50 on popular NetGear Nighthawk routers

Save 41% on popular Blue Yeti USB microphones

Save on Samson Meteor USB microphones

Save on various Audio-Technica microphones for recording voice overs and scratch audio

Prime Member Only Deal – Rent Won’t You Be My Neighbour for $2.99.  You can sign up for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime here.

More Black Friday Deals and Discounts for Film Editors

Inside The Edit Black Friday Sale 2018

When it comes to some of the best post production software, hardware and online services for film editors, there are plenty of opportunities to save some of your hard earned cash this Black Friday.

I’ll update this section of the post as more details become available and offer codes appear online but to get us started I’ve based this year’s list on last year’s final Black Friday Deals list, with the assumption that many of the same companies will be running a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.

So check back regularly to see what’s new and if your favourite company is running a sale.

Sales Running Now

Hedge – My favourite file back up and verified transfer app (review here) has been kind enough to create an exclusive Black Friday deal for my readers. Their Black Friday store currently has 30% off individual apps and 40% off bundle deals from November 23rd – 26th, which delivers some fairly massive savings, including nearly $200 on their ‘full monty’ bundle.

However, if you use the code: JONNYHEDGE or JONNYHEDGEBUNDLES you will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win one of 10 full refunds on Friday 30th!

Each product is a separate entry, so if you purchase Hedge + Checkpoint + Canister, you have 3 entries into the draw.

Hedge Black Friday Deals

Inside The Edit – 50% off all memberships with the code ‘BFJ18’, starting at noon on Thursday 22nd through to noon on Tuesday 28th November.

Plus new tutorials and content are coming early next month! An annual membership (already including 2 months free) will get you access to the new content and save you £200 (approx $250) if you purchase before the end of the Black Friday sale. Check out this previous review for more details and free sample lessons.

Masterclass – My absolute favourite site of 2018 are running a Buy One Gift One promotion, which means if you split the cost with a friend you can get a year long All-Access Pass for half-price!  Check out my All-Access Pass review here. This is their first ever Black Friday deal and it will run until midnight (PST) on November 23rd.

If you already own a single Masterclass course you can upgrade for just $90 to the pass and still gift a pass to a friend – so if you split the cost that’s only $45 for $180 worth of expert teaching!

Masterclass All-Access Pass

FilmConvert – Enjoy 40% off the normal price of FilmConvert’s superb film emulation plugins for Adobe Premiere/After Effects, FCPX and Media Composer (previously reviewed here), during Black Friday week. If you miss the sale, my referral link will save you 10% year round.

Rampant Design Tools – is offering a huge 60% off sale on their individual digital products with the code ‘BEST SALE’,  but there are also some great value bundles such as all 42 Rampant Style Kits for just $99 (usually $798!) to be had too. Rampant’s excellent products include lens flares, light leaks, film grain, animated transitions, mattes, glitch effects and so much more. It’s a HUGE store.

Artlist.io – My current favourite royalty free production music site are offering an extra 2-months free (14 months for the price of 12), as well as 50 free sound effects to download. until December 9th. The free sound effects include whooshes, impacts, beeps and glitches, ambience and specific foley and effects.

LearnColorGrading.com – Alex Jordan, the DaVinci Resolve trainer behind LearnColorGrading.com, is offering a massive bundle of 7 DaVinci Resolve colour grading courses, his popular VIVID LUT pack (200 x 3D LUTS) and his DaVinci Resolve practice footage for only $97. That’s a $600 saving!

I’ve often included Alex’s free YouTube tutorials in my DaVinci Resolve round ups, and he has a very clear and practical teaching style, so it’s a great opportunity to save on some easy to apply training.

DaVinci Resolve Colour Grading

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions – Save 25% on ‘All-App’ Creative Cloud subscriptions and 70% on all Student and Education subscriptions. In Europe you can save 40% on All-App subscriptions. All deals run until the 23rd November.

Ripple Training – makers of excellent ‘industry-standard’ video tutorials are offering 30% off their entire catalogue from November 21st till November 28th. Ripple Training’s new DaVinci Resolve 15 Advanced Colour Grading course is also the only Blackmagic Certified training available online. Check out these posts for free tutorials, reviews and more details: FCPX Training  |  DaVinci Resolve Training.

Divergent Media – Makers of the very useful EditReady2 and ScopeBox are offering 40% off any product with the code ‘zeroIREfriday‘. The sale runs from November 22nd – 26th.

Color Grading Central – Makers of Cinema Grade,  Color Finale Pro and LUT Gallery, plus some nice looking LUTs, have a 50% off sale on both their DaVinci Resolve colour grading training and products with the code ‘blackfriday2018‘. They won’t be having another sale until NAB 2019 (5 months away) so if you want to save, do it before midnight on Cyber Monday US Eastern time.

Artic Whiteness – Are offering 30% off their excellent FCPX app FinalCutLibraryManager, which helps manage all your Libraries in one place, only until the end of Cyber Monday.

Palette Gear Black Friday Sale

Palette Gear – The creators of the custom interface controllers are offering a free slider block on each of their kits (Starter, Expert and Pro)

B&H have savings on Apple products, for example you can save $100 on a Mid 2018 Apple Macbook Pro 15″ laptop here. Check out my detailed post about the latest Apple laptop here.

Digital Rebellion – Save 30% on all of their incredibly useful post production tools from now until December 2nd 2018. Popular tools like the Pro Maintenance pack are only $99 (down from $129).

BorisFX.com – Are offering a massive 50% off all bundles, for example the ‘buy-everything’ bundle of Sapphire+Mocha Pro+Continuum is only $447.5, and 25% off all individual products.

ToolFarm.com – A giant online warehouse for post production software, you can save on products from Video CoPilot, Maxon (Cinema4D), NewBlueFX, Avid Media Composer, Coremelt, iZotope Audio and many more, this page will be updated daily.

FX Factory – A massive range of 3rd party plugins and effects for all your favourite NLEs are now 20% off until November 28th.

Lutify.me – All of their products are 30% off until midnight on Saturday 24th November, also if you purchase during the sale you’ll get their up-coming LUT Previewer as a free upgrade in December.

CineGrain – Are running a 50% off sale on their high-end film grain and LUT packs. This includes 50% off their new, $999, Pipeline tool, which delivers precision film emulation in an ACES pipeline.

Sensel Morph Black Friday sale

Sensel is offering $100 of their Sensel Morph, which is a really unique customisable pressure sensitive pad that can pick up the bristles on a paint brush (for real paint strokes in photoshop) and withstand the pressure of a drum stuck hit. There are numerous overlays including a Premiere Pro configuration (review coming soon!), a full QWERT keypad, piano keyboard and DJ mixing/drumming layouts.

LearnSquared – Are offering 40% off all of their high-end video training, with courses such ‘Production Concept Art, HUD Design and Animation, World Building and more! The sale starts Black Friday and ends on Cyber Monday.

CreativeLive – You can save 60% off CreativeLive’s Trending classes from today through to November 21st. Their training archive covers a huge range of topics such as UX/UI Design, Entrepreneurship, Portraits and much more. New classes are added every other day.

Rocketstock.com – Have big savings on their library of video packs, including light leaks, flares, particles, water, dust etc. The Lucent Zoom parfocal lens flare pack is $99 (from $179).

LensDistortion.com – Used by a high calibre of studios and big name brands, you can make substantials savings on their sound effects, lens flares, video effects and more. Worth a look!

The Foundry – Get 30% off the cost of Modo (3D modelling, texturing and rendering) from noon on Black Friday to noon on Cyber Monday (PST).

TimeInPixels – Are offering up to 30% off their DaVinci Resolve colour grading plugins from Black Friday through to Cyber Monday with False Color (30% off), Nobe Display (25% off) and Nobe Color Remap (15% off).

MotionVFX.com – Save 25% on every and any MotionVFX plugin, template or product on the site with the code ‘Black25‘. I recently reviewed the excellent mFlare2 plugin here.

VFXCentral.net – Save 25% on all their digital products including 4K lens flares, digital storm effects and much more. Use the code ‘blackvfx

MacHeist – Are offering 96% off their 10 app bundle deal this Black Friday, that’s nearly $700 worth of software for only $25!

ActionVFX.com – Are offering 55% off their range of VFX related stock footage (think explosions, fire, smoke etc.)

Updates coming soon…

You can check out last year’s round up here to see the kind of deals from many other post production companies who ran Black Friday sales too.

CYBER MONDAY DEALS

Frame.io

The massive sale on thousands of products will continue into ‘Cyber Monday’…

There are usually a lot of Amazon Prime Early Access deals to be had so 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!

Frame.io – “Upgrade to a special Starter plan with 3 projects, 10 GB of storage, 10 collaborators, and 5 team members for just $9/mo. Better yet, when we release updated storage to all paid plans in February, you’ll get a bonus 240 GB completely free. That’s a value of $90/mo for just $9/mo – over 70% off list price.” Unlock This Deal.

Misterhorse.TV – Makers of the excellent and free Animation Composer are offering 25% off all their products, and revealing a whole new product 2D Special Effects. The sale runs from 26th – 30th November.

iZotope – Are offering a whopping 70% off their ‘award winning’ audio plugins until Friday.

Red Giant will be running their usual end of year sale on December 4th (only!), giving you a massive 40% off every product. This includes full suites (or upgrades) for products like the new Trapcode Suite 15, PluralEyes 4, Magic Bullet Suite, Universe plugins and many more. Click here to see their full product line up.

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!

Best Buy Black Friday Deals

Marc Wielage emailed me to share this cracking deal he spotted on BestBuy.com. You probably need to sign up for ‘early access’ to get the deal, but that’s free to do. Marc is a highly experienced colorist who was interviewed about his craft over on Mixing Light.com in this fascinating interview.


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

5 Comments

  • Followed this here from /r/editors over on reddit. Having a repository of great black friday is amazing

    I’d love for you to move the “consumer” stuff like the fire HD or the movies/media at the end. I can see the ‘consumer’ stuff like that anywhere.

    • Hey Jeff, thanks for the feedback.

      There is a link at the very start of the article that will jump you down to the post-production only deals, so if you check back in the next couple of days, just hit that.

      cheers!
      Jonny

  • I’ve been using the NewBlue titler for a while and I like it, but I’ve been waiting to upgrade. What is the consensus on Titler 6? I just bought it. (If anyone else is interested they’re doing 30%.)

    Any other recommendations on the best tools on sale?

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