The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors

The Best Black Friday Deals for Film Editors

amazon black friday deals for film editors

  • Updated and overhauled for 2017
  • The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon
  • The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Post Production Discounts

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 Black friday Deals

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 17th – 26th November 2017.

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!)

black friday deals on amazon devices

Amazon are of course running decent discounts many of their own ‘devices’ including the Amazon Echo, Kindles, Dash buttons (50% off) and Amazon Fire Tablets.

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

You can also get 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for 99 cents / 99 pence ($7.99 a month for Prime members there after.)

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.

You can also buy three select 4K UHD titles for $49.99, from this range of titles, including Ghost in the Shell, John Wick 2, Mad Max: Fury Road, E.T., Prometheus and more!

amazon launchpad sales

Amazon are also offering discounts in their ‘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)

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…

CYBER MONDAY  (although lots of Black Friday Deals are still running…)

Save $300 on Apple 12″ Macbook laptops in various models

Save over $400 on Apple 13″ Macbook Pro laptops

Save $95 on CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System

Get 20% off Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit (You know, for the kids..)

Save quite a bit on Blue USB microphones including the popular Blue Yeti

Save $150 on Yamaha RX-V681BL 7.2-Channel MusicCast AV Receiver with Bluetooth

Get up to 50% off Comply premium in-ear headphone tips

Save on Satechi USB-C Hub Adaptor for Macbook and Macbook Pros

Save $100s on Razer Blade powerful ‘gaming’ laptops

Black Friday Week

40% off Baby Driver Digital HD Download

Save $20 on super popular Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

Save 26% on B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H6 Headphones

Save $150 on Drobo 5D3 5-Drive Direct Attached Storage (DAS) Array Base Unit

40% off Sony STRDH550 5.2 Channel 4K AV Receiver

$100 off Sonos PLAYBAR TV Soundbar

Get 20% off Anker PowerLine+ USB C to USB 3.0 cable (6ft) for Galaxy S8, S8+, MacBook, Nintendo Switch

Oculus Rift and Touch Controllers Bundle Deal

Amazon.co.uk – Big savings on select whiskey’s including Woodford Reserve, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Glenlivet Founder’s Reserve.

Save up to 45% on Seagate hard drives, including $50 on  2TB Slim USB 3.0 drives.

Save 38% on Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Remote

Save $20 on TP-Link AC1200 Wi-Fi Range Extender with Gigabit Ethernet Port 

Save $50 on WD Elements 6TB, USB 3, Desktop Hard Drive

Grab an Amazon Echo Dot for only $29.99 (40% off)

Save $50 (33%) on Sennheiser HD 4.40 Around Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headphones

Save up to 70% on Sandisk Memory Products including USB Sticks and Memory Cards

Save $300 on Sony XBR55X900E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

Save $1500! on this Samsung UN75MU8000 75-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017 Model)

Save $150 on Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm Headphones – These are one of my all-time favourite sets of headphones!

Save on some of Senneheiser’s top-end wireless headphones

Sony has some decent discounts on their headphones too.  For example, Sony MDR7506 Professional Headphones are $79.

Save $50 on Bose SoundTrue Ultra in-ear headphones for Apple and Samsung devices.

Save over $100 on some of these USB-C hubs from various brands.

These USB-C adaptors also have handy savings.

Razer has discounts on some of it’s keyboards, controllers and mice, including the Orbweaver and Blackwidow Chroma 2 keyboard.

Lacie seem to be running some decent discounts on the Amazon US store on their Rugged USB 3 and Thunderbolt harddrives.

G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile USB-C Hard Drive 1TB (41% off!)

Apple Wireless Magic Keyboard 2 with Apple Magic Bluetooth Mouse 2 (Certified Refurbished)  (Save $99)

Crucial MX300 1TB SATA 2.5 Inch Internal Solid State Drive (Save $50)

More savings on Crucial MX300 SSD drives.

Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphone (Certified Refurbished). Looking for a microphone, check out this post for more!

Anker PowerCore 13000, Phone Charger Power Bank for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy

Three 4K UHD titles for $49.99 including Deadpool, The Martian, Birth of a Nation, Arrival and more.

More deals will be added soon…

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.

B&H have some huge savings on Apple products, for example you can save $700 on a Late 2016 Apple Macbook Pro 15″ laptop here. Check out my detailed post about the latest Apple laptop here.

Inside The Edit – The online editing course that is in a league of it’s own, is offering a Black Friday discount of 50% with the code BF17. Offer ends Monday at midnight. Check out this previous review for more details and freebies.

Color Grading Central – Makers of Color Finale Pro and LUT Gallery, plus some nice looking LUTs are having a big Black Friday Sale, with up to 50% off by using the code CGCBF.

Ripple Training – makers of excellent training tutorials are offering 30% discount on all tutorials this week. (check out these posts for more details FCPX | DaVinci Resolve).

Rampant Design Tools – is offering a huge 60-80% off sale on their digital products, just use the code BestSale.

Hedge For Mac – Save 30% on their incredibly easy to use DIT offload and verification tool, previously reviewed here.

Misterhorse.tv – Save 25% on all their extensions for the excellent and free Animation Composer Monday November 27 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

FX Factory Plugins are 20% off from November 20th to Nov 26th. There’s many great ones to choose from!

Film Convert – All their individual colour grading plugins and the bundle are 30% off during Black Friday Week. Check out my previous detailed review here.

TimeinPixels – are offering 15% off their popular False Colour Plugin. Use the code FalseColorFriday2017. Learn more about the plugin here.

VideoGuys.com – have $100 off a year’s Avid Media Composer Subscription ($499) until November 27th

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

Adobe – Save 20% on Creative Cloud Subscriptions.

Red Giant are seemingly eschewing Black Friday this year, in lieu of their own Year End Sale on December 5th, when you’ll be able to save 40% on everything in their store. Check out my Trapcode Suite 13 review here and thoughts on Trapcode Suite 14 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 – Save on their laptops, mice and much more in their Cyber weekend sale.

iZotope – Save over $100 on some of their individual audio plugins and bundles, with up to 80% off.

KeyflowPro – Media Asset Management for everyone. Save $100 between November 24th and 27th 2017.

ActionVFX – Stock Footage for Visual Effects. 50% off everything, ending December 1st. Use the code BF2017.

Learn Squared – High end training for cinematic design and concept art. Save 25% on all courses or buy three or more courses to get 33% off!

Cinegrain – Makers of ‘the best in the business’ film grain are having a 40% off sale from the 27th – 28th. Thanks to colorist Marc Wielage for the tip! Download more free film grain here too.

MotionVFX – Save 20% at the checkout with the code BlackFriday on all their products until November 27th.

Rocketstock.com – are offering 30% off all of their video packs until 11pm EST on November 26th.

Yanobox – Makers of the excellent Nodes 2 and other After Effects plugin are giving 20% off, until the 28th. Find out more about their plugins in these posts.

Digital Rebellion – Are offering educational pricing for everyone on all of their really useful post production tools.

asoundeffect.com – Get up to 80% off 500+ sound effect libraries until Cyber Monday.

If you’re after FCPX specific tools and deals then FCP.co and Richard Taylor are both compiling their own lists of deals!

CYBER MONDAY 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!

Misterhorse.tv – Save 25% on all their extensions for the excellent and free Animation Composer Monday November 27 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

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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