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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #1
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Shake Universal price reduction (merged threads)

http://www.apple.com/shake/ the price is 500 US I think that's cheaper than before can anyone confirm
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:03 AM   #2
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Apple Shake - now $499

Read this on WSJ.com this morning -

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DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

Apple Inc. (AAPL) released the new version of its compositing software, Shake 4.1, and cut its price to $499 from $2,999.

The Cupertino, Calif., said the software, which works in conjunction with its Final Cut Pro video software, adds a full range of operations for simple re-touching to complex 3D compositing.

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I thought this might be a mistake and/or the pricing for an upgrade from a previous version. But looking at Apple's site and also seeing "Without breaking the budget" in the description, $499 appears to be the new price for the full version -

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...ore=MA434Z%2FA

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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:04 AM   #3
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It used to be $2,999.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 09:35 AM   #4
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Yup.
Universal and $1500 price cut.
Sweet. :)
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Old June 20th, 2006, 10:20 AM   #5
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Unbelievable! I thought that was an upgrade price but no, it's the real deal.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL...nMore=MA434Z/A

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Old June 20th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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is this the same functional software that I payed $3000 for? Maybe it has some limitations than the bigger version.

:*) well great news....
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Old June 20th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #7
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Yeah ... would be a big time bummer for anyone that paid $2999 yesterday. :p

This *IS* the bigger version. The Educationally priced version is $249.
You only pay more if you want it on a non-OSX platform. :)
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Old June 20th, 2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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I've just called apple uk as the price is still 1999 on the uk site, and the guy at Apple said it was a pricing mistake? Hopefully he's just misinformed.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 10:53 AM   #9
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This was a wonderful surprise to me this morning! I have been eyeing Shake for sometime and was inches away from buying it. In fact, just 36 hours ago, I lost an eBay auction for an unopened, full-fledged version of Shake 4.

I lost by US$25. My bid was US$1875--which at the time was a great deal. I'm so glad that I lost. I would be kicking my self this morning for having made an unexpected $1375 mistake! I feel sorry for the person who won.

Of course, as soon as Apple's online store had updated the price cut this morning (which was about at 9 am EST), I placed my order!
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Old June 20th, 2006, 12:37 PM   #10
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AAAAAARRRRRGH!!!!

I just bought a second license of Shake about 60 days ago. Oh, well... At least upgrades should be cheaper from here on out. :-/
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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #11
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Apple's Shake now priced at 16%

... Not 16% off, but at 16% of its original price. Was $2999. Now $499.

"Shake 4.1, optimized to run on new Intel-based Macintosh computers, is now available at a price that will fit even tight production budgets. Used to create the world's most celebrated visual effects, Shake provides the only compositing software with a complete toolset for both single artists and visual effects facilities."

Shake was used to composite elements for movies including Lord of the Rings and King Kong.

Shake now at $499. Orcs and gorillas not included.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:12 PM   #12
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Well ..... that's the other shoe right there.

One of the rumors floating around at the moment is that this is the end for Shake. That Apple is scrapping this set of source code and starting over with something entirely new ... there may not be another version of Shake to upgrade too.

I guess, even if this is true, Apple does have a good reputation on crossgrades. I just got the full FCS suite a couple months ago for $200 on a crossgrade from Motion2, so ... who knows .... could be good either way.

In any case, this is not a pricing mistake ... there's a seperate, full press release on the price change ... it's deliberate and real.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 02:33 PM   #13
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corporate discounts put it just above $400 and educational discounts at $250 (with limited license).
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Old June 20th, 2006, 05:51 PM   #14
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Word on the street is that 4.2 will be the LAST version of Shake and that Apple is working on an all new product to replace it that is supposed to be well beyond what Shake is. That is JUST rumor though.
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Old June 20th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #15
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Wow! Why such a big drop in price?
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