NAB 2018 Discounts and Promo Codes
If you’re looking to snag a bargain during NAB 2018 then this round up of promo codes, discounts and freebies should deliver what you’re looking for.
I’ll be updating the post as more offers come online so check back regularly in the next few days!
If you spot something I’ve not included, or you’re a brand looking to be added to the post, just hit the comments or drop me a Tweet or email.
If you’re reading this after NAB and missed out on these deals then hop on over to this collection of year-round discounts and promo codes, offered exclusively through the blog.
NAB Post Production Discount Codes
I put together a similar post in 2017 which grew over the duration of NAB and the weeks that followed, so be sure to check back here often to see what’s new.
Chances are if you’re looking for some kind of post production related asset, such as film grain, light leaks, scratches, dirt, transitions, mattes, flares, fire, smoke and on and on!
Jump over to RampantDesign.com to have a rummage and use the promo code: NAB2018
The sale will run from April 7th to April 21st. You can read more about EditReady 2 as part of my DIT Tools round up for 2018.
Colour Grading Central
The sale ends at midnight on April 12th.
You can check out my review of the most recent LUT collection, Motion Picture Film LUTS at the bottom of this post.
Save 30% on your entire cart (excluding bundles and plugins) when you buy some of Ripple Training.com’s excellent online tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and DaVinci Resolve.
Use the coupon code: nab30spring. Sale ends April 30th.
FilmConvert, makers of a great film stock emulation plugin, are having a ‘Birthday Sale’ with a massive 50% off all their products.
This is their largest ever discount, so definitely a great opportunity to save some bucks! Click here to check it out.
Andrew Kramer, the legend behind Video Copilot.net is providing a 25% discount on all of his products during NAB. Just use the code nab2018 to save until April 18th.
Inside The Edit
The good people at Inside the Edit are running a sale during NAB which will save you 25% off the price of the course.
Check out the site here and use the promo code: NAB18
If you’ve missed that sale, then just use the promo code: JONNYELWYN to save 25% year-round!
FxFactory Block Party Plugin
The good people at FxFactory offered the readers of this blog 50% off their new plugin, Block Party, which you can grab using this exclusive link.
The plugin works with Final Cut Pro, Motion, Premiere Pro and After Effects, and if you’re using it on a Mac, it should render in a snappy fashion thanks to their brand new rendering engine FxCore, which makes use of Metal GPU acceleration.
If you ever need to work with image sequences then this little app from Toolfarm will scan an entire sequence to check for bad frames, saving you a lot of time and hassle. Learn more about Ramma and get a 5 day free trial here.
Until May 1st you can save nearly 50% on Ramma here.
Coremelt’s trusted VFX plugins for FCPX (Slice X, Track X, Lock N Load X etc.) are on sale from April 1st to April 18th 2018.
- 30% off all plugins and plugin bundles using: 30VGS18P
- 50% off all motion templates and five packs using: 30VGS18T
MotionVFX are offering a $50 discount on mFlare 2 – it’s custom lens flare plugin for FCPX. It’s an extremely capable plugin that comes with 100 preset looks. Normal price is $149.
FCPX Workflow Plugins
Final Cut Library Manager 3.6
Arctic Whiteness the makers of the very useful Library management app for FCPX is offering 25% off from April 7th to April 12th.
Although you can download a still very useful ‘Basic’ version for free.
NAB Events I Wish I could Attend
So as always around this time of year, lots of nice people ask if I’ll be at NAB to hang out, have beverages and talk shop. (Surprisingly?!) I’ve yet to find a wealthy corporate backer willing to fly me out first class from London, put me up in the finest of hotels and provide me with a generous per diem to gorge on treats and snacks.
Maybe one day…
That said I thought I’d highlight a few really great – of the no doubt billions, of great events happening during NAB 2018.
Lumaforge Faster Together Stage
All you need is your NAB badge to get in, and you’ll have access to three days and over 30 awesome presentations and panels by industry thought leaders.
If you sat in one place for the whole of NAB, the Lumaforge Faster Together Stage would probably be the nexus of best places to sit for the whole of NAB.
I could re-list all of the interesting people who will be speaking, jump here for the full schedule, but here are a few personal highlights!
- Steve Martin (Ripple Training.com) – Working Smarter & Faster in FCPX
- Chris Fenwick (FCPX Grill) – After Effects in an FCPX Workflow
- Robbie Carman & Patrick Inhofer (Mixing Light.com) – Working Faster, Together With DaVinci Resolve Collaboration
- Sam Mestman (Lumaforge) – How to Approach Color in FCPX
- Brad Olsen – Off the Tracks: Creative Workflow
- Philip Hodgetts (Intelligent Assistance) – Text Driven Video Editing with Lumberjack Builder
- Michael Kammes (5 Things Series) – So you wanna edit remotely?
- Steve Hullfish (Art of the Cut) – Editing Knowledge from the World’s Best Editors
- Tony Gallardo – Node Stacking for MoGraph
- State of the NLE Panel – Monica Daniel, Scott Simmons, Tony Gallardo, Vince Masciale
- Dan Duran – Propaganda, RED Workflow & IPP2
- Michael Cioni (Light Iron) – Senior Vice President of Innovation at Panavision
- Jeff Greenberg – What you need to know: Best Premiere improvements over the last year.
- Jeff Greenberg – Resolve for Editors: 10 make or break tips for switching.
- Alexis Van Hurkman (Renaissance man) – A Few Small Features in DaVinci Resolve
- Sven Pape (This Guy Edits) – This One Thing Will Make Your Editing Better
See what I mean….
Avid Connect Breakout Sessions
Avid Connect is an interesting development, and whether the whole thing is worth attending, I have no idea. But in the breakout sessions there are (many) really interesting people delivering talks on their area of expertise.
Here are a few that piqued my interest the most:
The Editor and Assistant Editor team of Lawrence Jordan and Richard Sanchez, who are behind the excellent feature film assistant editor training course, Master The Workflow, will be presenting at an Avid Connect breakout sessions on Saturday at 3.45pm.
I’ve previously reviewed the course in some detail in this post, and the next time enrolment opens will be April 17th 2018.
Wondering what to see at the @NABShow @Avid booth? I’ll be talking Advance Timelines, Scriptsync and managing the media of #documentary @MediaComposer @ACEFilmEditors #PostChat #AvidConnect https://t.co/zNnCohXHb7
— Steve Audette, ACE (@stevecutsdocs) April 3, 2018
I’ve previously interviewed and written about Steve Audette quite a few times, which you can check out here. He’s an incredibly talented editor and a fantastic mentor for any young documentary editor.
— Avid (@Avid) April 4, 2018
Las Vegas Supermeet
Who doesn’t want the chance to win over $100,000 worth of post-production gear? You have to be there to win, so be there. Buy your tickets ahead of time before they run out and get there early to enjoy the whole evening.
Check out the growing list of of prizes, buy tickets and find out more at Supermeet.com.
Thanks to Michael Horton and the Supermeet team for once schlepping all the way to London to try to get us all to jump up on our feet and show palpable excitement like his fellow countrymen. I’m not sure we succeeded but I had a fun night!
Colorists drinking and talking in one place. Plus the chance to win free stuff! Buy your ticket and attend; The Colorist Mixer, Sunday April 8th 7pm.
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Booth
Lookie lookie! pic.twitter.com/HydulIUp2M
— Juan Salvo (@j_salvo) April 5, 2018
If you look closely it says “DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion Visual Effects.”