NAB 2018 Discounts and Promo Codes

NAB 2018 Discounts and Promo Codes

NAB 2018 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

Rampant Design NAB Sale

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.

Rampant Design

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 to have a rummage and use the promo code: NAB2018

Divergent Media

editready 2 promo code

Divergent Media, the makers of EditReady 2 and Scopebox, are running their NAB sale once again with 25% off using the promo code: NAB2018DM.

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

colour grading central LUT sale

Colour Grading Central are offering up to 60% off their colour grading training courses and 30% off their popular LUT collections with the promo code: nab2018

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.

Ripple Training

ripple training sale

Save 30% on your entire cart (excluding bundles and plugins) when you buy some of Ripple’s excellent online tutorials for Final Cut Pro X, Motion and DaVinci Resolve.

Use the coupon code: nab30spring. Sale ends April 30th.


filmconvert sale

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.

Video Copilot

video copilot promo code

Andrew Kramer, the legend behind Video 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.


ramma sale

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 NAB sale

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 mFlare2

mflare 2 sale

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

worx 4 sale

Marquis Broadcast’s Worx4 X, X2Pro and X2Pro LE prices have been dropped by a third for a limited time only: 1st to 30th April, 2018 on the Mac App Store.

Final Cut Library Manager 3.6

artic whiteness sale

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

Best Events at NAB

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

best events at NAB

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!

See what I mean….

Avid Connect Breakout Sessions

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:

master the workflow breakout sessions

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.

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.

Monica Daniel is an Assistant Editor who used to run a great blog called Sh*tting Sparkles, and is now part of the GoingPostal podcast team.

Las Vegas Supermeet

Las vegas supermeet raffle prize

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.

As part of the evening Steve Hullfish, (Art of the Cut) will be interviewing editor Dylan Tichenor, ACE (There Will Be Blood, Zero Dark Thirty, Phantom Thread) live on stage.

Check out the growing list of of prizes, buy tickets and find out more at

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!

Colorist Mixer

best events

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

If you look closely it says “DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion Visual Effects.

Exciting times….


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