Apple has e-mailed educators who participated in this past year’s X for Teachers program information about a special deal on Final Cut Express. For a limited time, those educators can score the digital video editing software for a $200 savings off the regular price for educators.
a year ago, the X for Teachers program enabled qualifying educators to receive a free copy of Mac OS X v10.2, “Jaguar.” Educators also got a training CD as part of the deal, to help ease their transition from Mac OS 9 to Mac OS X. While the program has since expired, the benefits continue, if this new deal is evidence.
Final Cut Express is a digital video editing program from Apple that’s offered as an alternative to the company’s $999 professional solution, Final Cut Pro. Final Cut Express offers the same interface as the Pro software, but lacks Final Cut Pro’s advanced I/O options, scales back the number of editing tools available, and limits compositing and effects abilities.
Final Cut Express normally costs $299 at retail, and is available to qualified educators for $249. This special promotion for educators who participated in last year’s X for Teachers program lops another $200 off that price, making Final Cut Express available for $49 instead.
The deal runs through December 27, 2003.